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Ancrene Wisse

Edited by Robert Hasenfratz

Ancrene Wisse
Paperback, 702 pages £31.50
Published: 2001
ISBN: 9781580440707
Format: 255mm x 178mm
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Subjects: Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies, Religious Studies
Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series

Ancrene Wisse or the Anchoresses Guide (Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 402), written sometime roughly between 1225 and 1240, represents a revision of an earlier work, usually called the Ancrene Riwle or Anchorites' Rule, a book of religious instruction for three lay women of noble birth.

Preface

Introduction

Ancrene Wisse 's Place in Literary History

The Anchoritic Life

Authorship

Audience

Date

Structure

Language

Manuscripts

Related Texts

Critical Reception

The Question of Mysticism

Editorial Principles

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Ancrene Wisse

Author's Preface

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Part Six

Part Seven

Part Eight

Explanatory Notes

Textual Notes

Appendices

One: Motif and Exempla Index

Two: Proper Names Index

Glossary

Robert Hasenfratz is Professor of English at the University of Connecticut. He is editor of Mystics Quarterly, soon to become The Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures; co-author with Thomas Jambeck of Reading Old English (2005); and producer of Lingua Latina, aka WinLatin, a Latin drill program for Windows XP.



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 702 pages
ISBN:
 9781580440707
Format:
 255mm x 178mm

BIC Code:
 HBLC, HRAX
BISAC Code:
  HIS037010, REL015000, REL062000
Imprint:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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