Margery Kempe's Meditations

The Context of Medieval Devotional Literatures, Liturgy and Iconography

Golygydd(ion) Naoë Yoshikawa

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Religion

Cyfres: Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages

  • Ionawr 2007 · 224 tudalen ·216x138mm

  • · Clawr Caled - 9780708319109

Am y llyfr

Dadansoddiad o The Book of Margery Kemp sy'n dangos sut y mae'n dangos profiad creadigol a myfyrdodol yr awdur. Canolbwyntir ar bum profiad myfyrdodol yn benodol.


Yoshikawa's work is meticulously researched and convincing in its development of the context and the structure of The Book of Margery Kempe. Moreover, her finely nuanced analysis treats Margery's meditations and spiritual progress with a seriousness and sensitivity that allows a different Margery Kempe to emerge, less hysterical and combative than is usually seen in academic discussions of Kempe's Book. Yoshikawa has made an important contribution to Margery scholarship, one that will change the way readers view Margery's Book as well as her spiritual progress.A" Marta Cobb, Leeds Studies in English XXXVIII "This study offers original and exciting insights and certainly breaks new ground." Professor Diane Watt, Department of English, University of Wales Aberystwyth.A"Here is a sensitive and careful attempt to place notoriously emotional and untidy vernacular writings on medieval female spirituality in their social, as well as their intellectual and theological, context, and to explore their underlying structure and assumptions. This study lends a reliable hand to anyone who would like to join Margery Kempe on her journey, as she saw it.A"Gillian Evans, Church Times, Jan 08'Margery Kempe's Meditations is very much to be welcomed. It shows clearly the influence on Margery's spirituality of the liturgical and devotional practices of the church, including the use of visual images and devotional reading. It challenges the view that the Book lacks structure and offers a reading in which Margery may be seen to give a coherent account of her spiritual growth.'Valerie Edden, University of Birmingham, Carmelus Book Reviews

Cyflwyno'r Awdur(on)


Mae Naoe Kukita Yoshikawa yn darlithio yng Nghyfadran y Dyniaethau a Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol, Prifysgol Shizuoka. Mae wedi cyhoeddi'n eang ar fywyd a gwaith Margery Kemp, gan gynnwys ysgrif yn y gyfrol Writing Religious Women (2000).

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