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    In our time: Margery Kempe and English mysticism

    Bale, Anthony and Rubin, M. and Lewis, K. and Bragg, M. (2016) In our time: Margery Kempe and English mysticism. [Audio]

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    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the English mystic Margery Kempe (1373-1438) whose extraordinary life is recorded in a book she dictated, The Book of Margery Kempe. She went on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, to Rome and Santiago de Compostela, purchasing indulgences on her way, met with the anchoress Julian of Norwich and is honoured by the Church of England each 9th November. She sometimes doubted the authenticity of her mystical conversations with God, as did the authorities who saw her devotional sobbing, wailing and convulsions as a sign of insanity and dissoluteness. Her Book was lost for centuries, before emerging in a private library in 1934.

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    Item Type: Audio
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Margery Kempe, mysticism, medieval, Norfolk, feminism, autobiography
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Research Centre: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Anthony Bale
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2016 11:51
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 09:13
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15689

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