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    A companion to the Book of Margery Kempe

    Arnold, John H. and Lewis, K.J., eds. (2004) A companion to the Book of Margery Kempe. Cambridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer, pp. 35-54. ISBN 9781843840305.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: 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.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2014 12:53
    Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 12:53
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10138

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