The Book of Margery Kempe
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Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe
Book Description'The Book of Margery Kempe', the earliest surviving autobiography in English (dated 1436-8), is a unique account of the extraordinary life, travels and revelations of a fifteenth-century Norfolk housewife and mother, pilgrim, prophet and visionary; it is one of the most compelling and significant English texts of the middle ages. This volume presents the original text in accessible form for modern readers, with on-page glossing and a glossary of common words. It is accompanied by on-page annotation of and commentary on the 'Book', bringing together scholarship on Kempe and setting her life in the social, political and spiritual context of her time. An introduction provides information on and context for the further interpretation of the text, and the volume is completed by a chronology of Kempe's life. [This edition previously published by Longman.] Professor BARRY WINDEATT is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843840107
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: D.S. Brewer
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The text presented here remains as faithful to the original Middle English as possible, without sounding archaic.
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