English Mystics of the Middle Ages by Barry (Emmanuel College, Cambridge) Windeatt
  

English Mystics of the Middle Ages

Written by Barry (Emmanuel College, Cambridge) Windeatt
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Part of the Cambridge English Prose Texts Series

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English Mystics of the Middle Ages by Barry (Emmanuel College, Cambridge) Windeatt

This edition brings together for the first time key texts representing the writings of the medieval English mystics. The texts have been newly edited from early manuscripts, and are supplemented with textual and explanatory notes and a glossary. The book focuses on five major authors, Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing, Dame Julian of Norwich, and Margery Kempe. Shorter works are presented whole, where possible, and accompanied by extracts from the mystics' longer works; extracts from contemporary translations into English are also included to illustrate the reception of European mystical texts in later medieval England. Overall, this volume makes accessible some of the finest writing by English contemplatives and visionaries of the Middle Ages.

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Barry Windeatt's fine anthology of late Middle English mystical writings exemplifies in an almost startling manner what might be designated the central dilemma of modern spiritual scholarship.

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Format

Paperback
324 pages

Author

Barry (Emmanuel College, Cambridge) Windeatt
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Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Publication date

30th November 2006

ISBN

9780521339582


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