The Showings of Julian of Norwich
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Showings of Julian of Norwich by Julian of Norwich
Book DescriptionCarefully edited for the undergraduate reader, this Norton Critical Edition includes an informed introduction, focusing on Julian's theology and preparing students to understand the complex, controversial themes of the text, particularly Julian's solution to the problem of evil in Revelation XIII and XIV. Paragraph divisions have been organized to emphasize the thematic units of each chapter, and the sentences have been punctuated for clarity. The text included is a Middle English edition, based on the Paris manuscript (1580-1650) of the long text, with language akin to Chaucer's and therefore more accessible than other Middle English editions. "Contexts" includes contemporary texts that help students better understand Julian's originality, including selections from works by Margery Kempe, Augustine, Aelred of Rievaulx, and Walter Hilton. "Criticism" brings together interpretations that address the themes and style of the Showings by Sandra McEntire, Lynn Staley, B. A. Windeatt, and David Aers, among others. A Selected Bibliography is also included.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393979152
(213mm x 132mm x 17mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Julian of Norwich
Denise N. Baker is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She is the author of Julian of Norwich's Showings: From Vision to Book as well as numerous articles on mysticism and other topics in medieval literature and culture. She is the editor of Inscribing the Hundred Years' War in French and English Cultures.
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