Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich

The Influence of Late-Medieval Devotional Compilations

Elisabeth Dutton

Hardback
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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

A new reading of the Revelations in the context of late-medieval manuscript traditions.
Compilation and miscellany manuscripts were widely owned in the late middle ages, by both the laity and the clergy. Here, their possible influence on Julian of Norwich's Revelations is explored. The book argues that formal features of compilation are evident in the text, deployed by Julian to give authority and didactic force to the theological debate in which she is engaged. Combining study of compilation manuscripts and manuscripts of the Revelations with structural analysis, it suggests important new ways of reading the Revelations, and makes a strong case for compilation as a literary form with creative potential.

Dr ELISABETH DUTTON is Senior Research Fellow, Worcester College, University of Oxford.

Details

October 2008
200 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Studies in Medieval Mysticism
ISBN: 9781843841814
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
D.S.Brewer
BIC CFL, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H
BISAC REF004000
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Ordinatio and Compilatio and the Revelation's Apparatu s
Voices in the Revelation and the Gestures of Compilation
Dialogue in Compilation
Circles of Compilation
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Reviews

Offers a series of nigh-on faultless close readings from the Revelations, weighing its complexities of voice, form and texture with a judiciousness and balance that combine to render this book an important contribution to current Julian studies. STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER

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