COLLIS Louise - Memoirs Of A Medieval Woman.

Année de parution: 1983
Langue: Anglais English en
(GBR. London, Harper Perennial. 1983) : "The Life And Times Of Margery Kempe". biographie (en)
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  • Mai 2010
    COLLIS Louise - Memoirs Of A Medieval Woman.
    par Bernard Delhomme

    This unusual biography tells the story of an extraordinary fifteenth-century woman who journeyed all over Europe from England to the Holy Land to Santiago de Compostela.

    Kempe was married and had fourteen children when she deserted her family to make her extended pilgrimage to expiate a ’secret sin’ in her early life. Along the way she meets many famous prelates and dignitaries, gets into all sorts of scrapes, and survives a feverish voyage in the stinking galleys of a Venetian boat. Includes bibliographical references and index.