Ancrene Riwle


Ancrene Riwle
A Rule for Anchoresses. This is sometimes also known as Ancrene Wisse. This text gives rules for the behaviour of female recluses who were not within one of the established orders. The Riwle was written in English anonymously for three sisters of gentle birth. Both Latin and French versions were available until the 16c. Its use of alliteration is highly ornamental, while its tone has the fervour of sermon and the intensity of poetry. The Riwle is one of the earliest surviving examples of sustained MdEngl. prose.

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  • Ancrene Riwle — Ancrene Wisse (Handbuch für Einsiedlerinnen; auch Ancrene Riwle) ist ein mittelenglischer Text, gerichtet an religiöse Einsiedlerinnen, der zu Beginn des 13. Jahrhunderts verfasst wurde. Überliefert ist er in einigen mittelenglischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ancrene Wisse — (also Ancrene Riwle ) or Guide for Anchoresses is a monastic rule (or manual) for anchoresses, written in the early 13th century. Ancrene Wisse was originally written for three sisters who chose to enter the contemplative life. Ancrene Wisse is… …   Wikipedia

  • Ancrene Wisse — (Handbuch für Einsiedlerinnen; auch Ancrene Riwle) ist ein mittelenglischer Text, gerichtet an religiöse Einsiedlerinnen, der zu Beginn des 13. Jahrhunderts verfasst wurde. Überliefert ist er in einigen mittelenglischen Handschriften sowie in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ancrene Wisse — (Ancrene Riwle) (ca. 1190–1220)    Ancrene Wisse, also known as Rule for a Recluse and Guide for Anchoresses, is a 13th century text, produced ca. 1190–1220 C.E. It is written in vernacular prose in the West Midlands dialect that Tolkien… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Ancrene Wisse and Hali Meiðhad — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda “Ancrene Wisse and Hali Meiðhad” es un ensayo escrito por J. R. R. Tolkien en 1929 sobre el tratado en inglés medio del siglo XIII Ancrene Wisse («Regla de las anacoretas») y sobre el opúsculo sobre la virginidad… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ancrene Wisse — (ou Ancrene Riwle) est une règle monastique vraisemblablement écrit à la fin du XIIe ou au début du XIIIe siècle. Il fut à l origine écrit pour trois femmes souhaitant vivre recluses. Il est composé de huit parties. Écrit en moyen anglais,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ancrene Wisse — See Ancrene Riwle …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • J. R. R. Tolkien — J. R. R. Tolkien, 1916 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE [dʒɒn ˈɹɒnld ˈɹuːəl ˈtɒlkiːn] (* 3. Januar 1892 in Bloemfontein/Mangaung, heute Südafrika; † 2. September 1973 in Bournemouth …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hope Emily Allen — (1883 1960), a noteworthy medieval scholar, is best known for her research on the 14th century English mystic Richard Rolle and for her discovery of the Book of Margery Kempe. Born in Oneida, New York, Allen spent a great deal of her childhood… …   Wikipedia

  • Anchorite — (male)/anchoress (female), (adj. anchoritic; from the Greek polytonic|ἀναχωρέω anachōreō, signifying to withdraw , to depart into the rural countryside ), denotes someone who, for religious reasons, withdraws from secular society so as to be able …   Wikipedia


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