A Companion to Ancrene Wisse
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A 13th century beginner's guide for female recluses, or anchoresses, Ancrene Wisse is valued both as a source of information on women's lives and spirituality in the Middle Ages, and as a work of literature. The aim of this Companion is to introduce Ancrene Wissse to those interested in Middle English language and literature and to provide various approaches to the work. Among the topics covered are genre, authorship, the legacy of Ancrene Wisse and Anglo-French influence on its language. No jacket.