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“[S]che was evry aferd”: Pilgrimage and Medieval Women in the Book of Margery Kempe

“[S]che was evry aferd”: Pilgrimage and Medieval Women in the Book of Margery Kempe

By Huriye Reis

Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi, Vol.22:2 (2005)

Abstract: This article argues that the pilgrimage experiences of Margery Kempe in the Book of Margery Kempe provide relevant evidence about the dangers and difficulties experienced by medieval women pilgrims. Margery’s constant articulation of rape as a threat to women pilgrims presents medieval pilgrimage as a gendered experience, and her story reveals medieval women’s subjugation by gender specific factors in medieval society even when they attempt to transcend gender related limitations through spiritual development.

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