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Wolfgang Riehle, The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England

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Freeman, E, Wolfgang Riehle, The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England, Parergon, 35, (1) pp. 195-196. ISSN 0313-6221 (2018) [Review Single Work]


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Abstract

In 2011, Wolfgang Riehle's monograph Englische Mystik des Mittelalters was published (C. H. Beck). The Secret Within, translated into elegant English by Charity Scott-Stokes, is a modified version of this earlier book. Riehle's focus is on mystical texts, and to this extent the original German title is more accurate than the new English one. Riehle has been publishing on medieval English mysticism for many decades, and in The Secret Within he engages not only with a wealth of scholars' views from both English- and German-language scholarship (often in the rich and detailed endnotes), but also with his own earlier assessments (for example, in his view that his earlier research had dismissed Margery Kempe too quickly).

Item Details

Item Type:Review Single Work
Keywords:review, Riehle, Wolfgang, medieval England
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:British History
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Understanding Past Societies
Objective Field:Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Freeman, E (Dr Elizabeth Freeman)
ID Code:127569
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-08-03
Last Modified:2018-08-03
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