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Anchoritism in the Middle Ages: Texts and Traditions (University of Wales Press - Religion and Culture in the Midd)

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Anchoritism in the Middle Ages approaches medieval anchoritism from a variety of critical angles. Individually, the essays challenge perceived notions of the very concept of anchoritic rule and guidance, study the interaction between language and linguistic forms in anchoritic texts, address the connection between anchoritism and other forms of solitude, and explore the influence of anchoritic literature on lay devotion. As a whole, the volume, which ranges from the third century to the sixteenth and spans all of Europe, illuminates the richness and fluidity of anchoritic works and shows how anchoritism pervaded the spirituality of the Middle Ages, for the lay and religious alike.

About the Author

Catherine Innes-Parker is professor of medieval literature in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Canada.
Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa is professor of English at Shizuoka University in Japan.

Table of Contents

Series Editors Preface

Acknowledgements

List of Illustrations

List of Abbreviations

Notes on Contributors

Introduction

      Catherine Innes-Parker and Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa

I. Traditions of Anchoritic Guidance

1. Can There Be Such a Thing as an ‘Anchoritic Rule?

      Bella Millet

2. The Role of the Anchoritic Guidance Writer: Goscelin of St Bertin

      Mari Hughes-Edwards

3. Logical Discourse Markers in Julian of Norwich

      Fumiko Yoshikawa

II. Enclosure and Sanctity in Hagiographical Tradition

4. Heresy and Heterodoxy: The Feminized Trinities of Marguerite Porete and Julian of Norwich

      Jane Chance

5. Hagiography and Idealism: St Dympna of Geel , an Uncanny Saint

      Juliana Dresvina

6. Bridal Mysticism and the Politics of the Anchorhold: Dorothy of Montau

      Sieglinde Hartmann

III. Anchoritic Texts and Traditions in the Lay World

7. Secularization in Ancrene Wisse, Part 1: The ‘Pater noster, ‘Credo and ‘Ave

      Chiyoko Inosaki

8. Reading and Devotional Practice: The Wooing Group Prayers of British Library, MS Cotton Nero A.xiv

      Catherine Innes-Parker

9. Carmelite Spirituality and the Laity in Late Medieval England

      Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa

10. Printing and Reading Walter Hilton in Early Tudor England

      Satoko Tokunaga

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780708326015
Author:
Innes-parker, Catherine (edt)
Publisher:
University of Wales Press
Author:
Yoshikawa, Naoe Kukita
Author:
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Author:
Kukita Yoshikawa
Author:
Yoshikawa, Nao
Author:
Nao
Author:
Kukita
Author:
Innes-Parker, Catherine
Author:
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Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Religion Western-Monastics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
University of Wales Press - Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance
Religion » Christianity » Christian Church » History
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Western Religions » Monastics

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