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Ancrene Wisse: Guide for Anchoresses

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Translation of the Middle English manual "Ancrene Riwle" ("Rule for Anchoresses"), which was composed between 1225 and 1240 for the spiritual instruction of women. This edition contains an introduction by Dom Gerard Sitwell and a preface by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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Ex-lib. PIMS ( )
  ME_Dictionary | Mar 20, 2020 |
Text largely that of Nero A.14 Reprint. New York : AMS Press, 1968 ( )
  ME_Dictionary | Mar 19, 2020 |
Ex libris Siegfried Wenzel. ( )
  ME_Dictionary | Mar 19, 2020 |
This is a sobering document ( )
  GlenRalph | Aug 11, 2009 |
You know, I was really considering having myself walled in next to my neighborhood church...and now...well, not so much.

Good background knowledge: this was quite the thing to do in medieval times, and a thing that probably should have been looked into by such delightful characters as our good friend Margery Kempe - "ahem" (a moment of silence ensues).

Anyway, in Ancrene Wisse, a Dominican friar from ---shire (Derby? Hamp? Shrop? whatever) takes upon himself the task of dispensing keen advice on hot topics such as devotions, protecting the heart though the senses - "Men like this stink of their stinking job and make every place stink that they come near. May the Lord prevent the breath of their stinking throats ever coming near you;" the Inner Feelings, temptations and their remedies (otherwise known as 'How to Defeat the "Hell-dog" Using Only A Crucifix'...), confession, penance, loving Christ, and the ground rules for the anchoritic life.

All in all, a splendid way to spend your Saturday night...consumatum est. ( )
1 vote catecolem | Nov 7, 2006 |
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Anonymousprimary authorall editionscalculated
Dobson, E. J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gasquet, Francis AidenPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hasenfratz, RobertEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
J.R.R. TolkienEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ker, N RIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Millett, BellaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morton, JamesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Salu, M. B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Salu, M. B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sitwell, Dom GerardIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tolkien, J R RPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
White, HughTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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These are editions or translations of the complete text of Ancrene Wisse (A Guide for Anchoresses), also called in some manuscripts and editions the Ancrene Riwle. Do not combine with anthologies or books that contain only an excerpt of the text (eg Shepherd's edition of Chapters 6 & 7).
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Translation of the Middle English manual "Ancrene Riwle" ("Rule for Anchoresses"), which was composed between 1225 and 1240 for the spiritual instruction of women. This edition contains an introduction by Dom Gerard Sitwell and a preface by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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