Ancrene Riwle

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Ancrene Riwle

Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies

1990

January 1st, 1990

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Translation of the Middle English manual 'Ancrene Riwle' ('Rule for Anchoresses'), which was composed between 1225 and 1240 for the spiritual instruction of women. This edition contains an introduction by Dom Gerard Sitwell and a preface by J.R.R. Tolkien.

A valuable and readable introduction to the Ancrene Riwle. A remarkably skilful translation.

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Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Contents6
Preface7
Introduction8
Translator's Note24
The Author's Introduction to his Rule28
Part34
I. Devotions34
II. The Custody of the Senses48
III. The Regulation of the Inward Feelings80
IV. Temptations105
V. Confession160
VI. Penance181
VII. Love197
VIII. External Rules209
Appendix: Private Devotions in the Ancrene Riwle220