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By Catherine Innes-Parker,Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa

ISBN-10: 0708326013

ISBN-13: 9780708326015

ISBN-10: 0708326021

ISBN-13: 9780708326022

This quantity explores medieval anchoritism (the lifetime of a solitary spiritual recluse) from various views. the person essays conceive anchoritism in widely interpretive different types: demanding perceived notions of the very notion of anchoritic ‘rule’ and assistance; learning the interplay among language and linguistic types; addressing the relationship among anchoritism and different kinds of solitude (particularly in eu stories of sanctity); and exploring the impact of anchoritic literature on lay devotion. As an entire, the amount illuminates the richness and fluidity of anchoritic texts and contexts and indicates how anchoritism pervaded the spirituality of the center a while, for lay and spiritual alike. It strikes via either area and time, starting from the 3rd century to the 16th, from England to the Continent and back.

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