Mouvance and the medieval author: re-editing Ancrene Wisse

Millett, Bella (1994) Mouvance and the medieval author: re-editing Ancrene Wisse. In, Minnis, A.J. (ed.) Late-Medieval Religious Texts and their Transmission: Essays in Honour of A.I. Doyle. York Manuscripts Conference Cambridge, UK, D.S. Brewer, 9-20. (York Manuscripts Conference: Proceedings Series III).


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The paper discusses the theoretical and practical problems of editing the early thirteenth-century guide for anchoresses, Ancrene Wisse, which (in Paul Zumthor's phrase) is an 'oeuvre mouvante', modified repeatedly from an early stage by its author and others.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 0859913864 (hardback)
9780859913867 (hardback)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
ePrint ID: 67597
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:48

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