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Willing to know God dreamers and visionaries in the later Middle Ages by Jessica Barr

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Published by Ohio State University Press in Columbus .
Written in English


  • Marguerite, -- d"Oin, -- ca. 1240-1310 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Gertrude, -- the Great, Saint, -- 1256-1302 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Julian, -- of Norwich, -- b. 1343 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Langland, William, -- 1330?-1400? -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, -- d. 1400. -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Kempe, Margery, -- b. ca. 1373,
  • Pearl (Middle English poem) -- Criticism, Textual,
  • Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism,
  • Visions in literature,
  • Dreams in literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJessica Barr.
LC ClassificationsPN682.V57 B37 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24019374M
ISBN 100814211275
ISBN 109780814211274, 9780814292266
LC Control Number2010000392

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