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  • Record Number: 9112
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Millett , Bella.
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  • Title: The Genre of "Ancrene Wisse" [The author traces the sources that influenced the "Ancrene Wisse," beginning with Augustine's "libellus" of practical and spiritual advice through the near-contemporary Domincan adaptations of the Premonstratensian customary. Millett also signals the influence of the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215 which would have made the "Ancrene Wisse" author more leery of encouraging new religious orders as well as taking on the pastoral care of religious women. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: A Companion to "Ancrene Wisse."  Edited by Yoko Wada.  D. S. Brewer, 2003.  Pages 29 - 44.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Anchoresses Ancrene Wisse, Middle English Devotional Work Handbooks Monasticism Regula Sources Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
  • Related Resources: The second essay in the collection, "The Genre of Ancrene Wisse," is yet another of Bella Millett's contributions to the field of anchoritic studies that clarify hitherto murky areas of research and offer new perspectives for future work.[[1]] Here, Mille
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Southampton
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0859917622
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