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  • Record Number: 6965
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Swanson , R. N.
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  • Title: Will the Real Margery Kempe Please Stand Up! [The author examines "The Book of Margery Kempe" for religion as it was experienced by women. Swanson cites in particular male roles in Margery's spiritual life, pilgrimage, the urban milieu, pardons and indulgences, heresy, and the influence of devotional literature read to Margery (who was likely illiterate). Swanson suggests that in some respects Margery was like many other lay women who were deeply concerned about their salvation. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Women and Religion in Medieval England.  Edited by Diana Wood.  Oxbow Books, 2003.  Pages 141 - 165.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Devotional Literature Kempe, Margery, Mystic - Book of Margery Kempe Lay Piety Mystics Spirituality Women in Religion
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Birmingham
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1842170988