The English prose treatises of Richard Rolle

Richard Rolle, the 'hermit of Hampole', wrote an extensive body of religious literature that was widely disseminated in late medieval England; but although many of his works have received substantial editorial attention, they have as yet attracted only limited detailed critical analysis, w...

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Main Author: McIlroy, Claire Elizabeth 1970-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Suffolk Boydell & Brewer 2004.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Rolle, Richard 1300-1349 / Middle English language / Spiritual literature
Further subjects:B Mysticism England History, Middle Ages, 600-1500
B Rolle, Richard
B Mysticism in literature
B Christianity and literature England History To 1500
B Mysticism England History Middle Ages, 600-1500
B Rolle, Richard 1290?-1349 Prose
B Christianity and literature England History, To 1500
B Christian literature, English (Middle) History and criticism
B English language, Middle English, 1100-1500 Style
B English language Middle English, 1100-1500 Style
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Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9781843840039
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Summary:Richard Rolle, the 'hermit of Hampole', wrote an extensive body of religious literature that was widely disseminated in late medieval England; but although many of his works have received substantial editorial attention, they have as yet attracted only limited detailed critical analysis, with scholarship largely focused on establishing facts about his life and striking character. This study aims to correct this imbalance by re-examining his English prose works - 'Ego Dormio, The Commandment' and 'The Form of Living' - in terms of their literary form, content and appeal rather than their relationship to Rolle's biography. The author argues that in these devotional works (which appealed to a broad readership in late medieval England) Rolle successfully refines traditional affective strategies to develop an implied reader-identity, the individual soul seeking the love of God, which empowers each and every reader in his or her own spiritual journey. CLARE ELIZABETH MCILROY teaches at the University of Western Australia.
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ISBN:1846152593