Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9108
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Millett , Bella.
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  • Title: Ancrene Wisse and the Book of Hours [the author argues that the instructions for devotions in the "Ancrene Wisse" represent a middle stage between monastic practice and the Book of Hours, the "breviary for the use of the laity;" the Appendix reproduces an excerpt from the "Ancrene Wisse" and from the early Dominican Constitution dealing with the instructions for saying Matins].
  • Source: Writing Religious Women: Female Spiritual and Textual Practices in Late Medieval England.  Edited by Denis Renevey and Christiania Whitehead.  University of Toronto Press, 2000.  Pages 21 - 40.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Anchoresses Ancrene Wisse, Middle English Devotional Work Books of Hours Devotional Practices Lay Piety Little Office of the Virgin Liturgy- Offices
  • Award Note:
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Southampton
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802035175