Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts in Late Medieval Britain. Essays in Honour of Felicity Riddly

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts in Late Medieval Britain. Essays in Honour of Felicity Riddly

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Medieval Women Texts and Contexts in Late Medieval Britain. Essays in Honour of Felicity biddy, ed. Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Rosalynn Voaden, Arlyn Diamond, Ann Hutchinson, Carol Meale, and Lesley Johnson (Turnhout: Brepols, 2000). xv + 433 PP.; 10 plates. ISBN 2-503-509-7. Eur. 50.00 This wide-ranging collection brings together work by literary, historical, and archaeological scholars. Following an introduction and bibliography of the published writings of Felicity Riddy, the volume's essays are grouped in three sections. Section i, `Reading matters', comprises essays by Priscilla Bawcutt, "`My bright buke": women and their books in medieval and Renaissance Scotland'; Julia Boffey, "`Many grete myraclys ... in divers contreys of the eest": the reading and circulation of the Middle English Prose Three Kings of Cologne% Carole Meale, "'This is a deed bok, the tother a quick": theatre and the drama of salvation in the Book of Margery Kempe'; Katherine J. Lewis, "`Lete me suffre": reading the torture of St Margaret of Antioch in late medieval England'; Helen Phillips, "Almighty and al merciable Queene": Marian titles and Marian lyrics'; Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan, "The Querelle des femmes": a continuing tradition in Welsh women's literature'; Noel James Menuge, `Reading constructed narratives: an orphaned medieval heiress and the legal case as literature'; Sally Mapstone, `The origins of Criseyde'. Section it, `Matters of conduct', comprises essays by Carolyn P. Collette, `Chaucer and the French tradition revisited: Philippe de Mezieres and the good wife'; Nicholas Watson, `Fashioning the Puritan gentry-woman: devotion and dissent in Book to a Al,othe? …

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