Ancrene Wisse Volume 2: A Corrected Edition of the Text in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 402 with Variants from Other Manuscripts. Introduction, Notes, and Glossary

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-15
  • Publisher: Early English Text Society

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The second volume of this edition of Ancrene Wisse includes a general introduction, on institutional and historical context, sources and influences, structure and style. The extensive explanatory notes include material on the text's historical, theological, and literary background. The introduction summarizes recent research on this important text and others associated with it in the Middle Ages; it offers a discussion of the text's origin which relates it to broader contemporary developments in preaching and pastoral care. The glossary, supplied by Richard Dance, is supplemented by discussion of specific textual and philological problems and offers a definitive guide to the language.

Author Biography

Bella Millett has previously edited Vol I of Ancrene Wisse (EETS O.S. 325, 2005) as well as Hali Meidhad, (EETS O.S. 284, 1982) and is the author of many other publications on Ancrene Wisse and its associated texts.

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