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Anchoritic prayer in time: enclosure and encounter, c. 1080-1350

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This thesis argues that interpretation of medieval anchoritic literature requires a central analytic focus on prayer, as the primary activity and essential orientation of the recluse. It presents a theoretical framework for understanding prayer as encounter between the person and God, on a continuum with the subject position of the modern reader encountering the ‘other’ of the past author or text. Having introduced anchoritic prayer as a model for transhistorical reading, Chapter One argu...

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English Faculty
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Clarendon Scholarship
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Cyril and Phillis Long Studentship
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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