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Students have lengthy been conscious of the effect of the lives and works of Continental holy ladies on English spirituality; woman mystics reminiscent of Margery Kempe have been encouraged through their predecessors out of the country, whose visionary reports and religious reflections have been recorded and largely learn. even if, little or no scholarly paintings has been performed at the impression of Continental holy girls at the religious and devotional practices of late-medieval England. The essays during this quantity examine the effect of Hildegard of Bingen, Marguerite Porete, Mechtild of Hackeborn, Bridget of Sweden and Catherine of Siena by way of targeting themes together with manuscript dissemination, incorporation in non secular courses, and the interpretation, illumination, model and alteration in their works for an English viewers. total, they give new proof of ways during which Continental sensibility and religious mirrored image have been altered and tailored for an identifiably English devotional perform and spirituality.Dr ROSALYNN VOADEN teaches within the division of English at Arizona country collage. The participants are: DENISE DESPRES, JANETTE DILLON, ROGER ELLIS, JOAN FRIEDMAN, IAN JOHNSON, KATHRYN KERBY-FULTON, ROSALYNN VOADEN, NICHOLAS WATSON, DIANE WATT.

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