Margery Kempe

A. E. Goodman

Editura: Longman
Daughter of a mayor of King's Lynn, wife of a burgess there and mother of fourteen children, Margery Kempe (c. 1373-post 1438) was also a religious mystic and hysteric, who dictated her 'autobiography' to a scribe at the end of her life. In this history of her life, Anthony Goodman examines "The Book", to reconstruct as much of her conventional biography as the materials allow. Including her spiritual experiences, but focusing most particularly on her day-to-day life, he builds an intriguing picture of bourgeois society in late medieval Lynn, and the wider world of late medieval towns in England and Europe more generally.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : Series Editor's Preface
    Author's Preface
    List of Illustrations and Plates
    Chronology of the Life of Margery Kempe
    Genealogical Table and Maps
    1. Introduction
    2. Lynn and the Brunham Family
    3. Margery and Urban Gender Roles
    4. Ecclesiastical Authority and Religious Culture in Lynn
    5. The Piety of The Book of Margery Kempe
    6. English Travels and Contexts
    7. A Wider World
    8. Great Cities  and Sacred Soil
    9. Conclusion
    Select Bibliography
  • Data Publicarii : 2002
  • Editie : 1
  • Format : Paperback
  • Numar pagini : 312
  • ISBN : 9780582368088
240.99 Lei
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