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dc.contributor.authorKempster, John Hughen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-01T15:37:17Z
dc.date.available2007-10-04T14:43:59Z
dc.date.issued2007en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationKempster, J. H. (2007). Richard Rolle, Emendatio vitae: Amendinge of Lyf, a Middle English translation, edited from Dublin, Trinity College, MS 432 (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/2578en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2578
dc.description.abstractEmendatio vitae was the most widely copied of all Richard Rolle’s writings in fourteenth and fifteenth-century England, and yet in modern scholarship this important work and its early audience have received comparatively little scholarly attention. My aim has been to address this lacuna by producing an edition of one of the seven Middle English translations of the text - Amendinge of Lyf - with notes and glossary. In an introductory study I adopt a dual focus: Rolle’s intended audience, and the actual early readers of this particular Middle English translation. Firstly, I conclude that Rolle may have intended Emendatio vitae as a work of ‘pastoralia’, for secular priests, and therefore with a wider audience of the laity also in mind. This being the case, it demonstrates that the adaptation of traditionally eremitic contemplative writings for a general audience, so widespread in the fifteenth-century, was already stirring in Rolle’s day. Secondly, I look in detail at a specific crosssection of Rolle’s early readership: a translator, several scribes and correctors, and other early readers and owners. The striking thing about this segment of the text’s reception is its breadth, including a priest, a number of prominent lay women and men, and by the end of the fifteenth-century also Dominican and Benedictine nuns.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectRichard Rolleen_NZ
dc.subjectEmendatio vitaeen_NZ
dc.subjectAmendinge of Lyfen_NZ
dc.subjectMending of Lifeen_NZ
dc.subjectHermiten_NZ
dc.subjectHampoleen_NZ
dc.subjectContemplativeen_NZ
dc.subjectContemplationen_NZ
dc.subjectMysticen_NZ
dc.subjectMysticismen_NZ
dc.subjectMiddle English Mysticsen_NZ
dc.subjectFourteenth-century Englanden_NZ
dc.subjectFifteenth-century Englanden_NZ
dc.subjectContemplative Spiritualityen_NZ
dc.subjectVernacular Theologyen_NZ
dc.subjectMonasticismen_NZ
dc.subjectLay Literacyen_NZ
dc.subjectNicholas Watsonen_NZ
dc.subjectRalph Hannaen_NZ
dc.subjectHope Emily Allenen_NZ
dc.subjectRudiger Spahlen_NZ
dc.subjectAlexandra Barratten_NZ
dc.subjectMedievalen_NZ
dc.subjectTranslatoren_NZ
dc.subjectTranslationen_NZ
dc.subjectScribeen_NZ
dc.subjectCopyisten_NZ
dc.subjectEditoren_NZ
dc.subjectEditionen_NZ
dc.subjectMiddle English Editionen_NZ
dc.subjectMiddle English Translationen_NZ
dc.subjectDominicanen_NZ
dc.subjectBenedictineen_NZ
dc.subjectPastoraliaen_NZ
dc.subjectParnell Wrotteslyen_NZ
dc.subjectNunsen_NZ
dc.subjectNunneryen_NZ
dc.subjectMonksen_NZ
dc.subjectMonastryen_NZ
dc.subjectLinguistic Atlasen_NZ
dc.subjectLinguistic Profileen_NZ
dc.subjectPaleographyen_NZ
dc.subjectEremiticen_NZ
dc.subjectGlossaryen_NZ
dc.titleRichard Rolle, Emendatio vitae: Amendinge of Lyf, a Middle English translation, edited from Dublin, Trinity College, MS 432en_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineHumanities - Englishen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_NZ
uow.date.accession2007-10-01T15:37:17Zen_NZ
uow.date.available2007-10-04T14:43:59Zen_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20071001.153717en_NZ
uow.date.migrated2009-06-12T04:46:33Zen_NZ
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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