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Eyal Poleg

: Studies in Ancient and Mediaeval Rhetoric , ed. Anne King and Helen North, Ithaca and London, 1970, pp. 93–104); William J. Courtenay, ‘The Bible in the Fourteenth Century: Some Observations’, Church History 54:2 (1985), 176–87; Pim Valkenberg, ‘Readers of Scripture and Hearers of the Word in the Mediaeval Church’, in The Bible and Its Readers , ed. Wim Beuken, Sean Freyne, and Anton Weiler, Concilium 233:1 (London, 1991), pp. 47–57. For the Bible in medieval literature: Nicholas Perkins, ‘Reading the Bible in Sawles Warde and Ancrene Wisse’, Medium Aevum 72

in Approaching the Bible in medieval England
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Ye goon to … Hereford? Regional devotion and England’s other St Thomas
Daniel Birkholz

(much anticipated) rightful glory: equal to and opposite St Thomas of Canterbury. In discussing the eminent R.A. Dobson’s attempts to ascertain the provenance of the Ancrene Wisse [Guide for Anchoresses], an early Middle English text comparable to the Harley Lyrics in its semi-canonical standing and South-West Midlands orientation, Cannon observes that ‘the [specific] place Dobson proposed … matters much less than the degree to which he insisted on the importance of some place’. 89 Dobson’s ‘plumping for geographical precision at all costs’ turns out to have

in Harley manuscript geographies
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‘Snail-horn perception’ in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde
Elizabeth Robertson

, who discusses both Troilus’s and Criseyde’s first looks in Gestures and Looks, pp. 127–33. 29 Stanbury, ‘The lover’s gaze’, p. 237. 30 See, for example, the discussion of Dinah, who was blamed for her own rape because of her looking, in Ancrene Wisse, ed. Bella Millett, EETS o.s. 325 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), part two, pp. 20–3. 31 C. M. Woolgar, The Senses in Late Medieval England (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 148. 32 Stephen Barney, ‘Explanatory notes’, in Chaucer, The Riverside Chaucer, gen. ed. Benson, p. 1026. 33 Trigg

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries
Le Bone Florence of Rome and bourgeois self-making
Felicity Riddy

facing-page translation in Medieval English Prose for Women from the Katherine Group and Ancrene Wisse, eds Bella Millett and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne (Oxford, 1990), pp. 2–41. My quotations are from this translation. 36 Ibid., p. 33. 37 Ibid., pp. 20–1. 38 For a brief and polemical account of medieval dualism, see Jacques le Goff, ‘Body and ideology in the medieval West’, in his The Medieval Imagination, trans. A. Goldhammer (Chicago and London, 1985), pp. 83–5. 39 See, e.g., Caroline Walker Bynum, ‘“And woman his humanity”: female imagery in religious writings of the

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
E.A. Jones

well-known anchoritic rules (Aelred’s, and the Ancrene Wisse ) that also belong to approximately this period. But there is little evidence for any concerted attempt to put hermits on a similarly well-ordered and orderly footing before about 1400. Thereafter, however, things moved quickly and, had Rolle been born a century later, his reception into the eremitic life could have looked strikingly different. Long associated with

in Hermits and anchorites in England, 1200–1550
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Mark Ormrod, Bart Lambert, and Jonathan Mackman

. 79 Thomas, ‘Margaret of Teschen’s Czech prayer’; Thomas, Reading Women , p. 4. 80 Milner, ‘Sir Simon Felbrigg’. 81 Richardson, ‘A Bishop and his Diocese’, p. 60. For the background, see Gunn, Ancrene Wisse , pp. 91–138. 82 Kowaleski, ‘The French of England’, p. 115; Kowaleski, ‘French immigrants’, p. 213. 83 Curry, Bell, Chapman, King and Simpkin, ‘Languages in the military profession’, p. 75. 84 Alien Communities , pp. 50, 52

in Immigrant England, 1300–1550
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Susan M. Johns

: ‘A letter on Virginity’, in Bella Millett and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, 75 noblewomen and power 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Medieval English Prose for Women: Selections from the Katherine Group and Ancrene Wisse (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990), p. 7; these distinctions interlocked with spiritual gradations based on virginity, marriage and widowhood (ibid., p. 21). C. P. Lewis, ‘The formation of the honor of Chester, 1066–1100’, JCAS, 71 (1991), 37, 41. J. H. Round, ‘King Stephen and the earl of Chester’, EHR, 10 (1895), 87

in Noblewomen, aristocracy and power in the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman realm
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Shame and the subject of women’s bodies
Mary C. Flannery

Women: Selections from the Katherine Group and Ancrene Wisse , ed. Bella Millett and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990), pp. xi–xxxviii (p. xv). R. Howard Bloch surveys the most rigid interpretations of virginity in ‘Chaucer's Maiden's Head: “The Physician's Tale” and the Poetics of Virginity’, Representations 28 (1989), 113–34. Although I am primarily concerned with the implications of female chastity throughout this study, valuable work has also been undertaken in recent years on expectations surrounding, and interpretations of, male chastity and

in Practising shame
Victor Skretkowicz

Library, MS Laud Misc. 381: William L’Isle, Aelfric, and the Ancrene Wisse ’, in The Recovery of Old English , pp. 207–42. 34 See V. Skretkowicz, ‘Symbolic Architecture in Sidney’s New Arcadia ’, Review of English Studies , n.s., xxxiii ( 1982 ), 175

in European erotic romance
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P. J. P. Goldberg

the field of Medieval Studies has come to be dominated by literary scholars. It follows that although certain texts, for example The Book of Margery Kempe, Ancrene Wisse , or even Chaucer’s Wife of Bath, are well known and readily accessible, of other sources, and particularly the rich variety of conventional historical sources, only a limited range are generally known. 2 The purpose of this present collection is

in Women in England c. 1275–1525