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- DescriptionWomen's writing in any period remains of critical concern, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Alexandra Barratt's edition offers a wide range of texts from the period 1300-1500, including: * Original texts written by women in the Middle Ages * Texts translated by women in the Middle Ages * Prayers, meditations, scriptural comment, and accounts of religious experiences * Educational writings * Romance, poetry Each poem is given a headte, giving details of composition, manuscript and sources. Full on-page antation is provided giving details of allusions to contemporary religious, historical and social issues. A general introduction gives context to all the pieces and provides a penetrating account of the role of women in a burgeoning society of literary and cultural transmission.
- Author BiographyAlexandra Barratt is Professor of English at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
- Author(s)Alexandra Barratt
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication29/01/2010
- Series TitleLongman Annotated Texts
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight568 g
- Width160 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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