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  • Record Number: 7514
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Robertson , Elizabeth.
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  • Title: Savoring "Scienta": The Medieval Anchoress Reads "Ancrene Wisse" [The author explores the reading experience that the "Ancrene Wisse" afforded the anchoress. Though intended as a guide book, it also encouraged the devout reader to experience Christ's life and thus transcend the limits of the anchorhold. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: A Companion to "Ancrene Wisse."  Edited by Yoko Wada.  D. S. Brewer, 2003.  Pages 113 - 144.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Anchoresses Ancrene Wisse, Middle English Devotional Work Body Manuscripts Prayer Readers Scribes and Scriptoria
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
  • Related Resources: In "Savoring Scientia: the Medieval Anchoress Reads Ancrene Wisse" Elizabeth Robertson offers a nuanced meditation on the type of devotional reading demanded by Ancrene Wisse and the texts of the Katherine Group. Attentive to what the material book used b
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Colarado
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0859917622
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