Ancrene Riwle

Ancrene Riwle This classic of English devotional literature was written for three anchoresses by a chaplain in about and is divided into eight sections each dealing in an accessible way with one division of t

  • Title: Ancrene Riwle
  • Author: Anonymous Robert William Ackerman
  • ISBN: 9780866980555
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This classic of English devotional literature was written for three anchoresses by a chaplain in about 1230 and is divided into eight sections, each dealing in an accessible way with one division of the religious rule As well as being of historical importance, it is also a work of great charm and expressiveness, and is regarded as one of the greatest prose work of the MidThis classic of English devotional literature was written for three anchoresses by a chaplain in about 1230 and is divided into eight sections, each dealing in an accessible way with one division of the religious rule As well as being of historical importance, it is also a work of great charm and expressiveness, and is regarded as one of the greatest prose work of the Middle Ages.
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    • Juliana says:

      anchorites and anchoresses were religious (ie crazy) people who would spend their lives in a single walled-off room (usually attached to a church or monastery), with a token window, you know, so they could dole out high-minded advice and generally show off how devout they were. (actually, it Was the middle ages, so living in a room by yourself was probably a pretty good life.) this is a guide for them. it's packed full of all the fun stuff you need to know, like what kind of exercises bring you [...]

    • Brenna says:

      Ancrene Wisse is a fascinating primary source for understanding the role of religious women in the Middle Ages. Written by an anonymous author, probably a monk, the book sets out a series of instructions or lessons for three anchoresses. Included are instructions for their daily prayers, as well as the company they may keep (no men, but a cat is permitted), the food they should eat, and how they ought to dress. Underscored by all this detail is the role which women religious played in the mediev [...]

    • Eliza Campbell says:

      ladies, i feel like we need to lighten up

    • Esmay says:

      What can I say, besides no?

    • Femke says:

      I'm not even going to give this any stars, it was that bad. Yuk.

    • Emaus says:

      Very interesting, enlightening, and the bit about cats was just fantastic.

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