The book of Margery Kempe

Author: Margery Kempe,Kempe Margery

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company


Category: Authors, English

Page: 474

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There is also a chronology of Kempe's life, a helpful summary analysis of the chapters, and a full bibliography, in this new edition of a work now accepted as among the most significant English texts of the Middle Ages."--Jacket.

The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: Margery Kempe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199686645

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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The Book of Margery Kempe is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother, and mystic. The earliest autobiography in English, It describes Kempe's transformation from businesswoman to pilgrim, her visions, hostile encounters with clergy and travels to holy sites abroad. This new translation provides full introduction and notes.

The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: Margery Kempe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141915889

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The story of the eventful and controversial life of Margery Kempe - wife, mother, businesswoman, pilgrim and visionary - is the earliest surviving autobiography in English. Here Kempe (c.1373-c.1440) recounts in vivid, unembarrassed detail the madness that followed the birth of the first of her fourteen children, the failure of her brewery business, her dramatic call to the spiritual life, her visions and uncontrollable tears, the struggle to convert her husband to a vow of chastity and her pilgrimages to Europe and the Holy Land. Margery Kempe could not read or write, and dictated her remarkable story late in life. It remains an extraordinary record of human faith and a portrait of a medieval woman of unforgettable character and courage.

A Companion to The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: Professor of Medieval History John H Arnold

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843840305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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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. Contributors JOHN H. ARNOLD, P.H. CULLUM, ISABEL DAVIS, ALLYSON FOSTER, JACQUELINE JENKINS, KATHERINE J. LEWIS, KATE PARKER, KIM M. PHILLIPS, SARAH SALIH, CLAIRE SPONSLER, DIANE WATT, BARRY WINDEATT.

The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: Marea Mitchell

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820474519

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 157

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The history of The Book of Margery Kempe from its first production in 1934 is also part of the history of English literary studies. Marea Mitchell traces some of the fascinating stories behind the proliferation of productions since then, including the involvement of Hope Emily Allen and other independent women scholars, popular receptions of the Book in World War II, and current productions that locate it as part of a medieval literary canon. Working from a cultural materialist perspective, Mitchell focuses on the materiality of the text itself and of the bodies of scholarship that have arisen around it.

The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: Lynn Staley

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1580444709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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In this fresh, classroom-friendly volume, Margery Kempe, a married woman from fifteenth-century England, dictates her remarkable life story. Far from provincial, this extraordinary woman tells us about her business ventures in Lynn, her spiritual conversion and asceticism, and her travels all around Europe and the Holy Land while on pilgrimage. Kempe presents a splendidly detailed perspective of a woman from the rising middle class of the late Middle Ages, of a frequent pilgrim, and of a would-be saint gifted with spectacular crying. This edition, faithful to the original Middle English text but edited for accessibility to students, includes a gloss, notes, introduction, and a glossary, making The Book of Margery Kempe an excellent choice for any class interested in religion, gender, travel, or even daily life in late medieval Europe.

The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: Margery Kempe,John Skinner

Publisher: Image


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 343

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Traces the spiritual awakening and religious pilgrimages of the late medieval mystic, a mother of fourteen children who traveled the known world searching for answers to her inner dilemmas

Mystic and Pilgrim

Author: Clarissa W. Atkinson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, English

Page: 241

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A biography of the medieval English religious pilgrim Margery Kempe and a social and cultural history of her world.

Margery Kempe

Author: Sandra J. McEntire

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429559615

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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Originally published in 1992, Margery Kempe looks at one of the most appealing mystics and pilgrims of 15th-century England. The book looks at Margery Kempe, and her book The Book of Margery Kempe, thought to be the first vernacular autobiography in medieval Britain. Original essays in the book examines Kempe's spirituality, cultural context, and the autobiography itself, The Book of Margery Kempe. The essays in the book represent detail literary analysis on Kempe and the critical history of her words.

Margery Kempe

Author: Anthony Bale

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1789144698

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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A fresh account of the medieval mystic, traveling pilgrim, and pioneering memoirist Margery Kempe. This is a new account of the medieval mystic and pilgrim Margery Kempe. Kempe, who had fourteen children, traveled all over Europe and recorded a series of unusual events and religious visions in her work The Book of Margery Kempe, which is often called the first autobiography in the English language. Anthony Bale charts Kempe’s life and tells her story through the places, relationships, objects, and experiences that influenced her. Extensive quotations from Kempe’s Book accompany generous illustrations, giving a fascinating insight into the life of a medieval woman. Margery Kempe is situated within the religious controversies of her time, and her religious visions and later years put in context. And lastly, Bale tells the extraordinary story of the rediscovery, in the 1930s, of the unique manuscript of her autobiography.