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The Ancrene Wisse Group

Millett, Bella (2004) The Ancrene Wisse Group In, Edwards, A.S.G. (eds.) A Companion to Middle English prose. Woodbridge, UK, Boydell & Brewer pp. 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.

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Published date: 2004


Local EPrints ID: 12109
ISBN: 1843840189
PURE UUID: eb811026-dee4-4bca-b5a6-58a304c10385

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Date deposited: 09 Sep 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:03

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Author: Bella Millett
Editor: A.S.G. Edwards

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