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  • Record Number: 4716
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  • Title: Popular Literacy in the Middle Ages: "The Book of Margery Kempe" [The author argues that Margery Kempe demonstrates a text-based literacy in her text because she has a wide knowledge of religious writings, many from heart, that she learned by listening. Margery Kempe expands our definition of literate because of her sophisticated composition and use of written sources. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Popular Literacy: Studies in Cultural Practices and Poetics.  Edited by John Trimbur.  University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001.  Pages 56
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Kempe, Margery, Mystic- Book of Margery Kempe Literacy Mystics Oral Tradition Readers Women Authors Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0822941368
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