Middle English Marian Lyrics (Middle English Texts) (Paperback)

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By Karen Saupe (Editor)
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Through its contextualizing introduction, notes, and gloss, this classroom-friendly edition of Middle English lyric poetry makes the wide variety of Marian poems available to students of all levels. The poems selected for this volume provide a sampling of the rich tradition of Marian devotion as expressed in Middle English. They range widely in form, tone, and aesthetic quality in how they relate the iconic moments from Mary's life-the Annunciation, Nativity, and her experience of Christ's passion, for instance-as well as in their variety of praises for the Queen of Heaven. Taken together, the poems express the full range of a people's effort to voice anxieties and joys through Mary. This collection will spark an excellent discussion on English spirituality, Marian devotion, and Middle English lyrical poetry.

About the Author

Karen Saupe is Professor of English at Calvin College. She specializes in Old and Middle English, Chaucer, and Christianity in medieval England.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781580440066
ISBN-10: 1580440061
Publisher: Medieval Institute Publications
Publication Date: January 1st, 1999
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Middle English Texts