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
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Auckland
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1843840308