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1. Record Number: 9707
Author(s): Powell, Raymond A.
Title : Margery Kempe: An Exemplar of Late Medieval English Piety [The author argues that scholars for the most part have not put Margery Kempe within the context of late medieval English religious beliefs and practices. He suggests that Kempe was not religiously abnormal and that the themes in her book reflect contemporary religious concerns. Powell argues that people reacted badly to Kempe because she was annoying. Furthermore, Kempe was writing an account of her life as a saint, and persecution from her peers was part of her suffering. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Catholic Historical Review (Full Text via Project Muse) 89, 1 (January 2003): 1-23. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2003.