The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: Lynn Staley

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1580444709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

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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

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199686645

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

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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.

A Companion to The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: John Arnold,John H. Arnold,Katherine J. Lewis

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843840305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 282

View: 6531

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: Christian literature, English (Middle)

Page: 176

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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: Margery Kempe,John Skinner

Publisher: Image


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 374

View: 9740

The autobiography of English mystic Margery Kempe (ca. 1373 to ca. 1440), oneof the most fascinating works in literary history, is available for the firsttime in a modern and lively translation.

The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: Margery Kempe,Margery (Kempe),Liz Herbert McAvoy

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780859917919

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 2243

Margery Kempe's text draws on her maternal, female body to illuminate her relationship to the divine.

The book of Margery Kempe

Author: Margery Kempe,Kempe Margery

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company


Category: Authors, English

Page: 504

View: 5908

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.

Margery Kempe

Author: Sandra J. McEntire

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429559615

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

View: 2728

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: A.E. Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317879287

Category: History

Page: 304

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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.

Encountering The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: Laura Kalas,Laura Varnam

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1526146606

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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This innovative critical volume brings the study of Margery Kempe into the twenty-first century. Structured around four categories of ‘encounter’ – textual, internal, external and performative – the volume offers a capacious exploration of The Book of Margery Kempe, characterised by multiple complementary and dissonant approaches. It employs a multiplicity of scholarly and critical lenses, including the intertextual history of medieval women’s literary culture, medical humanities, history of science, digital humanities, literary criticism, oral history, the global Middle Ages, archival research and creative re-imagining. Revealing several new discoveries about Margery Kempe and her Book in its global contexts, and offering multiple ways of reading the Book in the modern world, it will be an essential companion for years to come.