Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Texts and Traditions of Medieval Pastoral Care: Essays in Honour of Bella Millett

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Texts and Traditions of Medieval Pastoral Care: Essays in Honour of Bella Millett

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Texts and Traditions of Medieval Pastoral Care: Essays in Honour of Bella Millett., ed. Cate Gunn and Catherine Innes-Parker, York Medieval Press (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2009). xx + 218 pp. ISBN 978-1-9031-5329-1. £50.00. This collection of essays offers a fitting tribute to the work of Bella Millett, which has transformed the field of early Middle English religious writing. The essays, like Professor Millett's research interests, span manuscript and textual studies, and the subjects of female reading practice and devotion and medieval spirituality more generally. E. A. Jones writes on solitaries and pastoral care; Elaine Treharne explores scribal connections in late Anglo-Saxon England. Brian Golding examines Gerald of Wales' Gemma ecclesiastica., while Jocelyn Wogan-Browne considers vernacular access and the case of Angier of St Frideswide. …

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