Women's Writing in Middle English: An Annotated Anthology (Longman Annotated Texts)

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eBook Title: Women's Writing in Middle English: An Annotated Anthology (Longman Annotated Texts)
ISBN10: 1408204142
ISBN13: 978-1408204146
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (January 31, 2010)
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Size ePub vers.: 1646 kb
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Rating: 4.3
Votes: 435
Pages: 372 pages

Women's writing in any period remains of critical concern, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Alexandra Barratt's edition offers a wide range of texts from the period 1300-1500, including:

  • Original texts written by women in the Middle Ages
  • Texts translated by women in the Middle Ages
  • Prayers, meditations, scriptural comment, and accounts of religious experiences
  • Educational writings
  • Romance, poetry

Each poem is given a headnote, giving details of composition, manuscript and sources. Full on-page annotation is provided giving details of allusions to contemporary religious, historical and social issues. A general introduction gives context to all the pieces and provides a penetrating account of the role of women in a burgeoning society of literary and cultural transmission.

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