Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3322
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Watson , Nicholas.
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  • Title: With the Heat of the Hungry Heart : Empowerment and "Ancrene Wisse" [Watson presents his article in two parts. First he argues that the author of the "Ancrene Wisse" conceives of his anchoress readers as herioc figures whose difficult lives raise them above others and serve as a sign of the coming breakdown between clergy and laity. Secondly Watson looks at the influences the text had on later writings which were addressed to lay readers, frequently men. Title note supplied by Feminae. ].
  • Source: Gendering the Master Narrative: Women and Power in the Middle Ages.  Edited by Mary C. Erler and Maryanne Kowaleski.  Cornell University Press, 2003.  Pages 52 - 70.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Anchoresses Ancrene Wisse, Middle English Devotional Work Asceticism Authority Ecclesiastical Reform Influences Lay Piety Self in Literature Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
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  • Author's Affiliation: Harvard University
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0801441129
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