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English Mystics of the Middle Ages : Cept - Barry Windeatt

English Mystics of the Middle Ages


By: Barry Windeatt (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th November 2004
ISBN: 9780521327404
Number Of Pages: 324

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This edition brings together for the first time key texts representing the writings of the medieval English mystics. The texts are 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.

"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." Christianity and Literature "The texts are newly edited from the manuscripts and are supplemented with texual and explanatory notes and a glossary, making available some of the best work of the English mystics." Manuscripta

Editorial note
Richard Rolle (c.1300-1349)
The Fire of Love
The Mendynge of Lyfe
Ego Dormio
The Commandment
The Form of Living
The Cloud of Unknowing
The Book of Privy Counselling
Mystical Prayer
Walter Hilton (d. 1396)
Epistle on the Mixed Life
Of Angels' Song
Eight Chapters on Perfection
The Scale of Perfection, Book I
The Scale of Perfection, Book II
Qui Habitat
The Prickynge of Love
Julian of Norwich (1342-after 1416)
Revelations of Divine Love (shorter version)
Revelations of Divine Love (longer version)
Margery Kempe (c.1373-c.1440)
The Book of Margery Kempe
Anonymous English Translators
The Mirrour of Simple Soules
A Ladder of Foure Ronges by the which Men Mowe Wele Clyme to Heven
The Doctrine of the Hert
The Chastising of God's Children
The Treatise of Perfection of the Sons of God
Richard Methley (1451/2-1527/8)
To Hew Heremyte: A Pystyl of Solytary Lyfe Nowadayes
Guide to further reading
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ISBN: 9780521327404
ISBN-10: 0521327407
Series: Cept
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 6th November 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 14.43  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.56