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  • Record Number: 4138
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Savage , Anne.
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  • Title: The Communal Authorship of "Ancrene Wisse" [Savage argues that the male cleric traditionally identified as the author of the "Ancrene Wisse" wrote out of his long experience with the three anchoress sisters and reacted to their comments and suggestions. The text should properly be considered to have been jointly authored. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: A Companion to "Ancrene Wisse."  Edited by Yoko Wada.  D. S. Brewer, 2003.  Pages 45 - 55.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Anchoresses Ancrene Wisse, Middle English Devotional Work Authorship Handbooks Women Authors Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
  • Related Resources: Ann Savage provides a similarly important revision of perspective in "The Communal Authorship of Ancrene Wisse." Savage argues that the author modelled the rule on their [the anchoresses'] own practice (52). In other words, rather than being written for t
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  • Author's Affiliation: McMaster University
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0859917622
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