The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: Margery Kempe

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843840107

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 474

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Fully-annotated edition of English mystic Margery Kempe's life and divine revelations (dated 1436-8). (This edition previously published by Longman.)

A Companion To Medieval English Literature and Culture C.1350 - C.1500

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405195525

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

View: 8162

Challenges students to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries. Includes close readings of frequently studied texts, including texts by Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Hoccleve.


Europa 1914 bis 1949

Author: Ian Kershaw

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641188725

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 2315

Europa am Abgrund Das europäische zwanzigste Jahrhundert war geprägt von kriegerischen Auseinandersetzungen. Europa erlebte gewaltige Turbulenzen, die Hölle zweier Weltkriege in der ersten Jahrhunderthälfte und tiefgreifende Veränderungen. Der britische Historiker Ian Kershaw erzählt in einem meisterhaften Panorama die Geschichte dieses Kontinents vom Vorabend des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die Zeit des beginnenden Kalten Kriegs Ende der vierziger Jahre, nachdem die europäische Zivilisation an den Rand der Selbstzerstörung gelangt war. Ethnische Auseinandersetzungen, aggressiver Nationalismus und Gebietsstreitigkeiten, Klassenkonflikte und die tiefe Krise des Kapitalismus waren die treibenden Kräfte, die Kershaw dabei besonders in den Blick nimmt. Neben den großen Entwicklungslinien in Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur und Gesellschaft schildert er auch immer wieder Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen einzelner, die einen Eindruck geben vom Leben im Europa der ersten Jahrhunderthälfte.

How To Be a Medieval Woman

Author: Margery Kempe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241252288

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 8802

'And then he, completely astonished at her words, left off his lewdness, saying to her as many a man had done before, "Either you are a truly good woman or else a truly wicked woman." ' Brave, outspoken and guaranteed to annoy people wherever she went - including exasperated fellow pilgrims in Jerusalem and her long-suffering husband - Margery Kempe was one of the most vivid and unforgettable voices of the Middle Ages. Whether travelling alone, getting herself arrested or having visions of marrying Jesus, Margery repeatedly defied feminine convention - and also managed to compose the first autobiography in English, despite being unable to read or write. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Die drei Schätze des Dao

über die Harmonie von Körper, Geist und Seele ; [Basistexte der inneren Alchimie]

Author: Thomas Cleary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783942085281


Page: 352

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Medieval Writings on Female Spirituality

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440633401

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 3725

Biographies, poetic compositions, works that are mystical, prophetic, visionary, or meditative: the selections here reflect the developments in medieval piety, particularly in the link between female spirituality and the body. Included are the dramatic visionary writings of Hildegard of Bingen; letters and poems by Hadewijch expressing passionate love for God; and Marguerite Porete's allegorical poem "The Mirror of Simple Souls," a dialogue between Love and Soul that was condemned as heretical. Also included are biographies written by male ecclesiastics of women such as Christine the Astonishing, whose extraordinary behavior included being resurrected at her own funeral; revelations received by Bridget of Sweden, the first woman to found a religious order; and excerpts from The Book of Margery Kempe, in which Margery imagines herself as a servant caring for the Virgin Mary in her childhood. This volume, edited by Elizabeth Spearing, who also prepared some of the translations, features a rich introduction to the lives and religious experiences of its subjects, as well as full explanatory notes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Book of Margery Kempe

Scholarship, Community, and Criticism

Author: Marea Mitchell

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820474519

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 157

View: 1964

The history of "The Book of Margery Kempe" from its first production in 1934 is also part of the history of English literary studies. Marea Mitchell traces some of the fascinating stories behind the proliferation of productions since then, including the involvement of Hope Emily Allen and other independent women scholars, popular receptions of the Book in World War II, and current productions that locate it as part of a medieval literary canon. Working from a cultural materialist perspective, Mitchell focuses on the materiality of the text itself and of the bodies of scholarship that have arisen around it.

English Literature in the Age of Chaucer

Author: Dieter Mehl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317871545

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 9310

Written in an engaging and accessible manner, English Literature in the Age of Chaucer serves as both a lucid introduction to Middle English literature for those coming fresh to the study of earlier English writing, and as a stimulating examination of the themes, traditions and the literary achievement of a number of particulary original and interesting authors. In addition to detailed and sensitive treatment of Chaucer's major works, the book includes chapters on his chief contemporaries, such as John Gower, William Langland and the Gawain-poet. It also examines the often underrated contribution to the English literary tradition of his successors John Lydgate and Thomas Hoccleve, as well as the interesting and original work of the Scottish poets, Robert Henryson, William Dunbar and Gavin Douglas, who also claim Chaucer as their model. Apart from the narrative poetry of Chaucer and his followers, the book also contains chapters on the Middle English lyric; Middle English prose, including Mandeville's travels; the most original and imaginative writings of the Middle English mystics, in particular Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe; and Thomas Malory's impressive prose compilation of Arthurian stories.

Revelations of Divine Love

Author: Julian of Norwich

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199641188

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 792

'All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well' Julian of Norwich is one of the most celebrated figures of the English Middle Ages. She is esteemed as one of the subtlest writers and profoundest thinkers of the period for her account of the revelations that she experienced in 1373. Julian lived as an anchoress in Norwich, and after recovering from a serious illness she described the visions that had come to her during her suffering. She conceived of a loving and compassionate God, merciful and forgiving, and believed in our ability to reach self-knowledge through sin. She wrote of God as our mother, and embraced strikingly independent theological opinions. This new translation conveys the poise and serenity of Julian's prose style to the modern reader. It includes both the short and long texts, written twenty years apart, through which Julian developed her ideas. In his introduction Barry Windeatt considers Julian's astonishingly positive vision of humanity and its potential for spiritual transformation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

A Companion to The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: Professor of Medieval History John H Arnold,John Arnold,Katherine J. Lewis

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843840305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

View: 9579

Margery Kempe and her Book studied in both literary and historical context.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit


Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

View: 8427

»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Projekt Orphan


Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676689

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 4697

Evan Smoak ist der "Nowhere Man". Ein geflüsterter Name unter Kriminellen, den manche für einen Spuk halten. Er hilft denen, die keinen Ausweg mehr haben. Dies ist seine Art sich seine Menschlichkeit zu erhalten, nachdem er jahrelang unter dem Decknamen "Orphan X" im geheimen Auftrag der US-Regierung getötet hat. Während er einer Jugendlichen hilft, den Fängen eines Mädchenhändlerrings zu entkommen, wird er überwältigt und entführt. Jetzt muss Evan all sein Können aufbringen, um sich selber zu befreien, bevor es zu spät ist ... Denn es gilt weiterhin sein 10. Gebot: Lasse niemals einen Unschuldigen sterben. "Mit der Fortsetzung von ,Orphan X‘ ist Hurwitz wieder ein außergewöhnlicher Thriller gelungen. Fesselnd von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite, setzt er diesmal, was die Spannung betrifft, sogar noch eins drauf." bn Bibliothekksnachrichten "Orphan X ist waffenfähiges Thrillermaterial eines modernen Meisters" The Guardian "Spannung, die einen die ganze Nacht nägelkauend wach sein lässt." Harlan Coben "Orphan X ist herausragend. Ein smarter, stylisher, state-of-the-art-Thriller." Washington Post

Das Mittelalter

Europa von 500 bis 1500

Author: Chris Wickham

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608110283

Category: History

Page: 550

View: 9995

»Bei weitem die beste einbändige Gesamtdarstellung des Mittelalters.« Paul Freedman, Yale University 1000 Jahre europäisches Mittelalter: Souverän schildert und deutet Chris Wickham eine der bedeutendsten weltgeschichtlichen Epochen neu. Eine ebenso präzise wie grandiose Darstellung eines Jahrtausends, das uns bis heute prägt. Zwischen dem Zusammenbruch des weströmischen Reichs und der Reformation liegt eine 1000-jährige Periode gewaltiger Umwälzungen. In einer elegant geschriebenen, umfassenden Darstellung präsentiert Chris Wickham das europäische Mittelalter als eine Epoche gewaltigen Tatendrangs und tiefgreifenden Wandels. Stilsicher und klar erklärt er die wichtigsten Veränderungen in den einzelnen Jahrhunderten, zu denen so zentrale Krisen und Ereignisse wie der Untergang des weströmischen Reichs, die Reformen Karls des Großen, die feudale Revolution, die Zerstörung des byzantinischen Reichs, und das entsetzliche Wüten der Pest gehören. Mit erhellenden Momentaufnahmen unterstreicht Wickham, wie sich die verändernden sozialen, ökonomischen und politischen Umstände auf das Alltagsleben der Menschen und auf internationale Ereignisse auswirkten. Der Autor bietet sowohl eine neue Interpretation des europäischen Mittelalters als auch eine provokative neue These, inwiefern und warum das Mittelalter bis in unsere Gegenwart hineinwirkt. Eine der fesselndsten Darstellungen des mittelalterlichen Europa seit Jahrzehnten und ein intellektuelles Abenteuer. »Das ist genau das Mittelalter, das wir im 21. Jahrhundert kennenlernen müssen.« John Arnold, University of Cambridge

Parade of Faith

A Biographical History of the Christian Church

Author: Ruth A. Tucker

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310296951

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 4181

Part storybook, part textbook, part historical overview, Parade of Faith in ebook format presents the history of Christianity in riveting fashion. Ruth Tucker adopts the metaphor of a parade, journey, or pilgrimage to explore the history of Christianity, which began as the Messiah marched out of the pages of the Old Testament and will end one day when “the saints go marching in” to the New Jerusalem. The book is divided into two chronological groupings: first, the advent of Christianity until the German and Swiss Reformations; second, the Anabaptist movement and Catholic Reformation until the present-day worldwide expansion of the church. Yet, ultimately the topic matter is not movements, dates, or a stream of facts, but instead people—people who still have stories to tell other Christians. And with a little help from clues to their own contexts, they can still speak clearly today. This book is laid out systematically to showcase the biographies of such prominent figures within their historical settings. The pages are peppered with sidebars, historical “what if” questions, explorations of relevant topics for today, personal reflections, illustrations, and lists for further reading. Parade of Faith is an excellent introduction for undergraduate students and interested lay readers.

Margery Kempe of Lynn and Medieval England

Author: Margaret Gallyon

Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich


Category: History

Page: 226

View: 8456

The Christian mystics open our eyes to a world beyond this world, to the world of the spirit and of God, of whom they had a direct knowledge and experience, obtained chiefly through prayer, meditation and contemplation. The purpose of this book is to introduce the general reader to the fifteenth century English mystic, Margery Kempe of Lynn in Norfolk, as seen against her religious, social and historical background, with chapters on her spiritual and devotional life, her home town of Lynn, her encounters with the clergy, her vow of chastity, her pilgrimages, her trials for heresy and her conformity to the customs, faith and doctrines of the church of her day. As a former teacher at King's Lynn High School, Margaret Gallyon acquired a considerable knowledge of the town of Lynn and the surrounding district. It was here too that she first became interested in Margery Kempe, one of Lynn's most fascinating medieval citizens.



Author: Mark Helprin

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641134099

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 710

New York, ausgehendes 19. Jahrhundert: Der Waisenjunge Peter Lake schlägt sich mit Diebstählen durch. Auf seinen Streifzügen durch die von Verfall und Verbrechen gezeichnete Stadt wird er von einem geheimnisvollen weißen Hengst begleitet, der ihm auf der Flucht vor einer Gangstermeute das Leben rettet. Als Peter in eine festungsgleiche Villa an der Upper West Side einbricht, begegnet er Beverly. Zwischen den beiden jungen Menschen entspinnt sich eine magische Liebesgeschichte ...

The Sexual Theologian

Essays on Sex, God and Politics

Author: Marcella Althaus-Reid,Lisa Isherwood

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567082121

Category: Religion

Page: 134

View: 2484

The Sexual Theologian is the first collection of essays on radical sexual theology written by a group of internationally renowned scholars in this area. For the first time Queer theory and theology is articulated around themes from systematic theology such as Incarnation, death, the concept of God, Mariology, together with discussions on sexuality and mysticism. The essays show a "how to do" a radical sexual theology together with original, bold and transgressive thinking which have taken feminist theologies to a new dimension of action and reflection.

Tristan et Yseut

Author: Béroul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894920517

Category: Arthurian romances

Page: 143

View: 1259