The Book of Margery Kempe (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)

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By Margery Kempe, Lynn Staley (Editor)
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The text presented here remains as faithful to the original Middle English as possible, without sounding archaic.

Kempe's work is accompanied by an introduction, a map of medieval England, a Kempe lexicon, and explanatory annotations.

"Contexts" collects primary readings that illuminate The Book of Margery Kempe.  Included are excerpts from The Constitutions of Thomas Arundel, Meditations on the Life of Christ, The Shewings of Julian of Norwich, The Book of Saint Bride, and The Life of Marie d'Oignies by Jacques de Vitry.

"Criticism" includes nine varied interpretations of the autobiography, written by Clarissa W. Atkinson, Lynn Staley, Karma Lochrie, David Aers, Kathleen Ashley, Gail McMurray Gibson, Sarah Beckwith, Caroline Walker Bynum, and Nicholas Watson.

A Selected Bibliography is also included.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393976397
ISBN-10: 0393976394
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: November 10th, 2000
Pages: 328
Language: English
Series: Norton Critical Editions