Julian of Norwich: The Influence of Late-medieval Devotional Compilations

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Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 189 pages
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Compilation and miscellany manuscripts were widely owned in the late middle ages, by both the laity and the clergy. Here, their possible influence on Julian of Norwich's Revelations is explored. The book argues that formal features of compilation are evident in the text, deployed by Julian to give authority and didactic force to the theological debate in which she is engaged. Combining study of compilation manuscripts and manuscripts of the Revelations with structural analysis, it suggests important new ways of reading the Revelations, and makes a strong case for compilation as a literary form with creative potential. Dr ELISABETH DUTTON is Senior Research Fellow, Worcester College, University of Oxford.
 

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Contents

Ordinatio and compilatio and the Revelations apparatus
25
voices in the Revelation and the Gestures of compilation
52
dialogue in compilation
86
circles of compilation
123
conclusion
161
index
185
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