Record Number : 88902 of 13452

Title : Mapping Margery Kempe

Description :
Mapping Margery Kempe is an online digital library of resources relating to the contextual study of Margery's and her spiritual biography (known as the 'Book of Margery Kempe'). The site is based at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachussets, USA, and provides various resources, including an online, original-spelling edition of the Book of Margery Kempe itself. The text of the book has been formatted so that users can locate particular sections and chapters quickly and easily, and is supported by an online glossary and bibliographical resources. The website also offers an excellent range of contextual material including biographies of some of Margery Kempe's most significant influences and contemporaries, and material relating to: medieval piety; pilgrimage; saints' lives; and church history. There are also detailed photographic resources relating to the church in Norfolk that Margery Kempe attended. Mapping Margery Kempe would be of interest not only to literary scholars but social and cultural historians of the medieval period. It is an ideal resource for those interested in contexual approaches to Margery Kempe's writing.


Uncontrolled Keywords : Middle English; mediaeval; Book of Margery Kempe

Controlled Keywords : medieval; literature (writings); English; biographies; religious history; churches; church history; pi7329

Language : eng;

Period : 1373 - 1438; 13th Century; 14th Century; 15th Century

Geographic Name : British Isles

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