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dc.contributor.advisorJenkins, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.authorFoster, Allyson
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-19T20:44:52Z
dc.date.available2005-08-19T20:44:52Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationFoster, A. (2004). A shorte treatyse of contemplacyon: the book of Margery Kempe in early English print culture (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/20432en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0494038152en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/42410
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 115-127en
dc.description.abstractUntil 1934 the only evidence of The Book of Margery Kempe's existence was in the form of a short redaction of the Book entitled A Shorte Treatyse of Contemplacyon. This redaction was published in pamphlet form by Wynkyn de Worde in 1501, and again in 1521 when Henry Pepwell printed it as part of a small collection of devotional works, The Cell of Self-Knowledge. A Short Treatyse ofContemplacyon is comprised of twenty-eight brief passages that have been extracted from various sections of The Book of Margery Kempe and rearranged to form a practical guide for the process of contemplation. Because the treatise lacks the vivid detail and controversial elements of Margery Kempe's life, focusing instead on the desirability of private, inward forms of devotion, modem scholarship has tended to dismiss it as reductive and ahistorical. This thesis posits that A Shorte Treatyse of Contemplacyon deserves re-examination not only because it can help us speculate further on the audience of Kempe's work in the late fifteenth century, but because considering how The Book of Margery Kempe was reshaped, and to what purpose, can contribute to a more specific understanding of Kempe's place in early modem female piety and literary culture.en
dc.format.extentix, 127 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleA shorte treatyse of contemplacyon: the book of Margery Kempe in early English print culture
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/20432
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2004 F675en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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