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  • Record Number: 7538
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Holloway , Julia Bolton.
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  • Title: Bride, Margery, Julian, and Alice: Bridget of Sweden’s Textual Community in Medieval England [Kempe models her devotional practices on Saint Bridget of Sweden, replicating the saint’s writings, life, and pilgrimages through her own book and travels. In her pilgrimages, Kempe visited the same sites Bridget did in her lifetime. Pilgrimage was available to both men and women, and writing a text enabled women to gain some access to power by narrating their travels. The author traces the lives, texts, and travels of historical figures like Saint Bridget of Sweden and Julian of Norwich, as well as Dame Alison (Chaucer’s fictional Wife of Bath). Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Margery Kempe: A Book of Essays.  Edited by Sandra J. McEntire.  Garland Publishing, 1992.  Pages 203 - 222.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Bridget of Sweden, Saint Brigittine Order Devotional Practices Julian of Norwich, Mystic Kempe, Margery, Mystic Lay Piety Literature- Prose Pilgrimage Wife of Bath (Literary Figure) Women in Active Roles Women Authors Women in Literature Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: One Figure. Figure One Map of Saint Bridget’s Pilgrimages. Map of Europe includes the locations of Brigittine monasteries across the continent; it also shows the pilgrimage routes taken by Saint Bridget, Margery Kempe (in imitation of Bridget), and the Wife of Bath (who follows almost the same route).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Colorado, Boulder
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815303785
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