The Book of Margery Kempe, Paperback Book

The Book of Margery Kempe Paperback

Edited by Lynn (Colgate University) Staley

Part of the Norton Critical Editions series



Kempe's work is accompanied by an introduction, a map of medieval England, a Kempe lexicon, and explanatory annotations. "Contexts" collects primary readings that illuminate The Book of Margery Kempe.

Included are excerpts from The Constitutions of Thomas Arundel, Meditations on the Life of Christ, The Shewings of Julian of Norwich, The Book of Saint Bride, and The Life of Marie d'Oignies by Jacques de Vitry. "Criticism" includes nine varied interpretations of the autobiography, written by Clarissa W.

Atkinson, Lynn Staley, Karma Lochrie, David Aers, Kathleen Ashley, Gail McMurray Gibson, Sarah Beckwith, Caroline Walker Bynum, and Nicholas Watson. A Selected Bibliography is also included.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 328 pages
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
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  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9780393976397



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