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Middle English Marian Lyrics

Edited by Karen Saupe

Middle English Marian Lyrics
Paperback, 312 pages £19.50
Published: 1999
ISBN: 9781580440066
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series

Through its contextualizing introduction, notes, and gloss, this classroom-friendly edition of Middle English lyric poetry makes the wide variety of Marian poems available to students of all levels. The poems selected for this volume provide a sampling of the rich tradition of Marian devotion as expressed in Middle English. They range widely in form, tone, and aesthetic quality in how they relate the iconic moments from Mary's life-the Annunciation, Nativity, and her experience of Christ's passion, for instance-as well as in their variety of praises for the Queen of Heaven. Taken together, the poems express the full range of a people's effort to voice anxieties and joys through Mary. This collection will spark an excellent discussion on English spirituality, Marian devotion, and Middle English lyrical poetry.

List of Plates Abbreviations Acknowledgements Introduction Se

Karen Saupe is Professor of English at Calvin College. She specializes in Old and Middle English, Chaucer, and Christianity in medieval England.

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 Paperback , 312 pages

BIC Code:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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