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Title:
Julian of Norwich : a contemplative biography
Author:
Frykholm, Amy Johnson, 1971-
Publication Information:
Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xxii, 147 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
In May 1373, a thirty year-old woman living in East Anglia suffered an illness. She received visions revealing to her secrets of the love of God. When she fully recovered, Julian recorded and richly explored those revelations, creating what became the first English-language book written by a woman. Drawing on Julian's writings, Frykholm's biography paints a picture of the 14th century and this woman's place in it. Through plague, church corruption, economic devastation, and great personal loss, she addressed her culture's greatest fears and anxieties. --from publisher description
Language:
English
Contents:
Three desires -- The travail of Julian's youth -- May 13, 1373 -- "I have been raving" -- The friar -- Mixed life -- Writing -- Enclosure -- Sweet spiritual sights -- Anchoress -- A deed honorable, marvelous, and plenteous.
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ISBN:
9781557256263
Format :
Book