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Book Of Margery Kempe

Book Of Margery Kempe - Kempe, Margery - ISBN: 9780140432510
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Genre: Godsdienstige mystiek
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Beschrijving

This Earliest-known British Autobiography Is A Remarkable And Touching Record Of The Author S Difficult Pilgrimage From Madness To Christian Faith."

Details

Titel: Book Of Margery Kempe
auteur: Kempe, Margery
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Druk: Nieuwe editie
Aantal pagina's: 384
Uitgever: Penguin Books Ltd
Plaats van publicatie: 03
NUR: Godsdienstige mystiek
Afmetingen: 196 x 129 x 21
Gewicht: 280 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 0140432515
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780140432510
Intern nummer: 1197712

Biografie (woord)

Margery Kempe, born c.1373, was of a well-to-do middle-class family from King's Lynn in Norfolk. Married at twenty, she had a vision of Christ in her madness following her first childbirth, and after early failures as a businesswoman, felt herself called to the spiritual life. At about the age of fourty, after she had born fourteen children, she persuaded her husband to a vow of chastity and began a pilgrimage across England, Europe and the Holy Land. She was a controversial figure and was often nearly burnt at the stake as a heretic. Towards the end of her life she dictated an account of her travels and visions, which was discovered in 1934. It is the earliest example of an autobiography in English. B. A. Windeatt is Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and Reader in Medieval Literature in the University of Cambridge.

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