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Ancrene Wisse: guide for Anchoresses (a translation)

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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.

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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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Published date: 15 September 2009
Keywords: translation, ancrene wisse, anchoresses, anchoritic, spirituality

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Local EPrints ID: 67585
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/67585
ISBN: 9780859897761
PURE UUID: fce34156-5126-424b-a11a-89eb7420ef30

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Date deposited: 28 Aug 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:18

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