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  • Record Number: 8980
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Innes-Parker , Catherine.
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  • Title: The Legacy of "Ancrene Wisse ": Translations, Adaptations, Influences, and Audience, with Special Attention to Women Readers [The author traces the adaptations and echoes of the "Ancrene Wisse" in fourteenth and fifteenth century vernacular devotional literature. In looking at manuscript ownership and wills, Innes-Parker finds circles of reading among religious and lay women. Surprisingly the most innovative texts quickly found their way into women's possession. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: A Companion to "Ancrene Wisse."  Edited by Yoko Wada.  D. S. Brewer, 2003.  Pages 145 - 173.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Ancrene Wisse, Middle English Devotional Work Devotional Literature God the Father as Mother Influences Lay Piety Manuscripts Manusripts- Ownership of Monasticism Readers Translation
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
  • Related Resources: Catherine Innes-Parker's article, "The Legacy of Ancrene Wisse : Translations, Adaptations, Influences and Audience, with Special Attention to Women Readers," is likely to become essential reading for students and scholars interested in women's literacy a
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Prince Edward Island
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0859917622
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