A Companion to the Book of Margery Kempe

A Companion to the Book of Margery Kempe

Edited by John H. Arnold, Katherine J. Lewis

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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Margery Kempe and her Book studied in both literary and historical context.
Margery Kempe's Book provides rare access to the "marginal voice" of a lay medieval woman, and is now the focus of much critical study. This Companion seeks to complement the existing almost exclusively literary scholarship with work that also draws significantly on historical analysis, and is concerned to contextualise Kempe's Book in a number of different ways, using her work as a way in to the culture and society of medieval northern Europe. Topics include images and pilgrimage; women, work and trade in medieval Norfolk; political culture and heresy; the prophetic tradition; female mystics and the body; women's roles and lifecycle; religious drama and reenactment; autobiography and gender.

Contributors JOHN H. ARNOLD, P.H. CULLUM, ISABEL DAVIS, ALLYSON FOSTER, JACQUELINE JENKINS, KATHERINE J. LEWIS, KATE PARKER, KIM M. PHILLIPS, SARAH SALIH, CLAIRE SPONSLER, DIANE WATT, BARRY WINDEATT.

Details

8 black and white, 1 line illustrations
270 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Hardback, 9781843840305, November 2004
Paperback, 9781843842149, March 2010
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H
BISAC LIT011000, LIT004290, HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Preface (with Katherine J Lewis) - John H Arnold
Preface (with John H Arnold) - Katherine J Lewis
Introduction: Reading and Re-Reading The Book of Margery Kempe< /I> - Barry A Windeatt
Margery Kempe and the Ages of Woman - Kim M Phillips
Men and Margery: Negotiating Medieval Patriarchy -
Lynn and the Making of a Mystic - Kate Parker
Margery's Trials: Heresy, Lollardy and Dissent - John H Arnold
A Shorte Treatyse of Contemplacyon: The Book of Margery Kempe in its Early Print Contexts - Allyson Foster
Reading and The Book of Margery Kempe - Jacqueline Jenkins
Margery Kempe, Drama and Piety - Claire Sponsler
Political Prophecy in The Book of Margery Kempe - Diane Watt
Margery's Bodies: Piety, Work and Penance - Sarah Salih
`Yf lak of charyte be not ower hynderawnce': Margery Kempe, Lynn, and the practice of the spiritual and bodily works of mercy - P H Cullum
Margery Kempe and Saint-Making in Later Medieval England - Katherine J Lewis
Final Thoughts (with Katherine J Lewis) - John H Arnold
Final Thoughts (with John H Arnold) - Katherine J Lewis

Reviews

Contains much that will enrich future interpretations of this text.(...) There is much to recommend. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

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