Medieval and Early Modern Religious Cultures
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23.4 x 15.6 cm

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Medieval and Early Modern Religious Cultures

Essays Honouring Vincent Gillespie on his Sixty-Fifth Birthday

Edited by Laura Ashe and Ralph Hanna

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New approaches to religious texts from the Middle Ages, highlighting their diversity and sophistication.
From the great age of pastoral expansion in the thirteenth century, to the revolutionary paroxysms of the English Reformation, England's religious writings, cultures, and practices defy easy analysis. The diverse currents of practice and belief which interact and conflict across the period - orthodox and heterodox, popular and learned, mystical and pragmatic, conservative and reforming - are defined on the one hand by differences as nuanced as the apophatic and cataphatic approaches to understanding the divine, and on the other by developments as profound and concrete as the persecution of declared heretics, the banning and destruction of books, and the emergence of printing.
The essays presented in this volume respond to and build upon the hugely influential work of Vincent Gillespie in these fields, offering a variety of approaches, spiritual and literary, bibliographical and critical, across the Middle Ages to the Protestant Reformation and beyond. Topics addressed include the Wycliffite Bible; the Assumption of the Virgin as represented in medieval English culture; Nicholas Love and Reginald Pecock; and the survival of latemedieval piety in early modern England.

LAURA ASHE is Professor of English Literature and Tutorial Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford; RALPH HANNA is Professor of Palaeography (emeritus), Keble College, Oxford.

Contributors: Tamara Atkin, James Carley, Alexandra da Costa, Anne Hudson, Ian Johnson, Daniel Orton, Susan Powell, Denis Renevey, Michael G. Sargent, Annie Sutherland, Nicholas Watson, Barry Windeatt.
Þe Wohunge of ure Lauerde and the House Without Walls - Annie Sutherland
The Original Audience and Institutional Setting of Edmund Rich's Mirror of Holy Church: The Case for the Salisbury Canons - Nicholas Watson
The Category of the Poetic and the Work of Roger Bacon - Daniel Orton
Earlier Version/Later Version - in the Wycliffite Bible is that the only choice? - Anne Hudson
Patterns of Circulation and Variation in the English and Latin Texts of Books I and II of Walter Hilton's Scale of Perfection - Michael G. Sargent
Assumptions: The Virgin's Ends in Medieval English Culture - Barry A Windeatt
Mediating Voices and Texts: Nicholas Love and Reginald Pecock - Ian Johnson
Santa Zita and Biblioteca Statale di Lucca, MS 3540 - Susan Powell
'Syre, we neuer yet tasted ne haue not dronke of our best wyne': Late Medieval Popular Religion and the Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus - Denis Renevey
'An hard bone for ye fleshly mynded to gnaw vppon': reading habits in contention - Alex da Costa
Reading Late-Medieval Piety in Early Modern England - Tamara Atkin
John Leland on William, Lord Mountjoy's Lost Manuscript of the Annals of the Mysterious John, Abbot of B. - James Carley
Vincent Gillespie: A Bibliography
Index

LAURA ASHE is Professor of English at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor at Worcester College, Oxford.

"For scholars engaged in the field(s) embraced by the title this book will be indispensable. The acumen of the editors and contributors is complemented by the high standard of production by the publisher." PARERGON

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Title Details

296 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

6 b/w. Illustrations

Imprint: D.S.Brewer