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June 24, 2021

Posts tagged "Wife of Bath"

The Book of Margery Kempe and The Role of Women in Medieval Society

Throughout The Book of Margery Kempe the narrow roles for medieval women that were codified by the Church and more generally, the patriarchal society, were hardly negotiable. There were a set of strict expectations defining a woman’s duty both inside the home  →

Gender and Affective Piety in The Book of Margery Kempe

Part of what makes the story of Margery Kempe so interesting is her reliance on dramatic gestures of faith, otherwise known as “affective piety”. While religious movements of the time were all seeking to find new ways to connect with  →