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  • 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.
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  • 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
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
  • Related Resources: Bella Millett's "Ancrene Wisse and the Book of Hours" examines the first of eight sections of Ancrene Wisse, the section dealing with devotional practice. Instead of having the anchoresses say the "Divine Office" in its full, canonical version, Ancrene Wi
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Southampton
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802035175
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