The Ancrene Wisse Group
Millett, Bella (2004) The Ancrene Wisse Group. In, Edwards, A.S.G. (ed.) A Companion to Middle English prose. Woodbridge, UK, Boydell & Brewer, 1-17.
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This chapter offers an overview of the ten Middle English religious prose works belonging to the 'Ancrene Wisse' Group (named from its longest and most influential work, a guide for anchoresses), and also outlines a 'unified theory' of their origin which attempts to explain their combination of older native and contemporary Continental influences, placing them in a West Midlands diocesan context and seeing them as the product of the European movement of pastoral reform that culminated in the Fourth Lateran Council.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
|Date Deposited:||09 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:03|
|Publisher:||Boydell & Brewer|
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