Ancrene Wisse: guide for Anchoresses (a translation)

Millett, Bella (2009) Ancrene Wisse: guide for Anchoresses (a translation), Exeter, UK, University of Exeter, 381pp. (Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies).


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Ancrene Wisse, the early thirteenth-century West Midlands guide for female recluses, is not only one of the major of works of early Middle English prose, but also a key document for our understanding of the development of medieval spirituality. This new translation is the first to be based on the full manuscript evidence. The extended introduction covers the sources, contemporary context, and textual transmission of the work; extensive notes and an index are also provided. The translation has been conceived as a companion volume to Bella Millett's edition of Ancrene Wisse for the Early English Text Society, and the pages of the translation have been set to match the pagination of the edited text.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9780859897761 (paperback)
9780859897754 (hardback)
0859897753 (hardback)
Keywords: translation, ancrene wisse, anchoresses, anchoritic, spirituality
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
ePrint ID: 67585
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
15 September 2009Published
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:54

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