Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6907
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Phillips , Kim M.
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  • Title: Margery Kempe and the Ages of Woman [Phillips explores medieval ideas about women's lifecycle. Generally authors divided women's lives into three parts: maiden, wife, and widow. In her book, however, Margery Kempe does not adhere to this scheme. There is very little about her girlhood, and her role as wife is attenuated by a vow of chastity. In this regard, as in others, the "Book of Margery Kempe" presents a unique view of life. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: A Companion to "The Book of Margery Kempe."  Edited by John H. Arnold and Katherine J. Lewis.  D. S. Brewer, 2004.  Pages 17 - 34.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Age Groups Gender Kempe, Margery, Mystic- Book of Margery Kempe Life Cycle Literature- Prose Mystics Women in Literature Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
  • Related Resources: Kim M. Phillips explores normative models of the female life cycle in order to illustrate the Book's deliberate departure from those models in its narrativizing of the life of Margery Kempe. Phillips concludes that "when set beside established forms of me
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Auckland
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1843840308
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