The Book of Margery Kempe
A New Translation, Contexts, Criticism
ISBN10: 0393976394 ISBN13: 9780393976397 Contributors: Staley, Lynn (Translator) Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Dec 1 2000 Pages: 305 Weight: 0.45lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
The text presented here remains as faithful to the original MiddleEnglish as possible, without sounding archaic. Kempe's work isaccompanied by an introduction, a map of medieval England, a Kempelexicon, and explanatory annotations. "Contexts" collects primaryreadings that illuminate The Book of Margery Kempe. Included areexcerpts from The Constitutions of Thomas Arundel, Meditations on theLife of Christ, The Shewings of Julian of Norwich, The Book of SaintBride, and The Life of Marie d'Oignies by Jacques de Vitry. "Criticism"includes nine varied interpretations of the autobiography, written byClarissa W. Atkinson, Lynn Staley, Karma Lochrie, David Aers, KathleenAshley, Gail McMurray Gibson, Sarah Beckwith, Caroline Walker Bynum,and Nicholas Watson. A Selected Bibliography is also included.