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Legend of Holy Women

A Legend of Holy Women

A Translation of Osbern Bokenham's Legends of Holy Women

Sheila Delany

Sheila Delany makes available in modern English the first all-female hagiography. The translation is accompanied by full notes, which, along with the introduction, makes the book accessible to a wide audience. It will appeal to all readers interested in the representation of women in late-medieval culture as well as to scholars and students in medieval, renaissance, religious, and women’s studies.

ISBN: 978-0-268-01295-3
256 pages
Publication Year: 1992

“The present translation is smooth and readable. It is based on the 1938 EETS edition of the _ Legendys of Hooly Wummen _ by Mary Serjeantson. . . .On the whole this is an attractive book that may introduce Bokenham to new readers.” — The Ricardian

“We must be grateful to Ms. Delany for the assiduity of her well-researched and perceptive study of the life and works of this little known clerical poet.” — Times Literary Supplement

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A Legend of Holy Women

A Translation of Osbern Bokenham's Legends of Holy Women

Sheila Delany

A Legend of Holy Women: A Translation of Osbern Bokenham's Legends of Holy Women
Paper Edition

Sheila Delany makes available in modern English the first all-female hagiography. The translation is accompanied by full notes, which, along with the introduction, makes the book accessible to a wide audience. It will appeal to all readers interested in the representation of women in late-medieval culture as well as to scholars and students in medieval, renaissance, religious, and women’s studies.

ISBN: 978-0-268-01295-3

256 pages

“The present translation is smooth and readable. It is based on the 1938 EETS edition of the _ Legendys of Hooly Wummen _ by Mary Serjeantson. . . .On the whole this is an attractive book that may introduce Bokenham to new readers.” — The Ricardian

“We must be grateful to Ms. Delany for the assiduity of her well-researched and perceptive study of the life and works of this little known clerical poet.” — Times Literary Supplement

Notre Dame Texts in Medieval Culture