Cultures of piety medieval english devotional literature in translation anne clark bartlett thomas h bestul on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers devotional texts in late medieval england were notable for their flamboyant piety and their preoccupation with the tortured body of christ and the grief of the virgin mary. This anthology has been compiled to demonstrate the rich variety of late medieval devotional writing and to suggest its importance in defining the literary culture of fourteenth and fifteenth century england the works included here were originally written in english with the exception of one text in anglo norman french. Devotional texts in late medieval england were notable for their flamboyant piety and their preoccupation with the tortured body of christ and the grief of the virgin mary generations of readers internalized and shaped the cultures of piety represented by these works. Soon m a y w e hope mary dove school of english and american studies university of sussex bartlett anne c and thomas h bestui ed cultures of piety medieval english devotional literature in translation ithaca london cornell u versity press 1999 pp vi 256 rrp us1795 1250. In one way cultures ofpiety medieval english devotional literature in translation conforms to this expectation by offering seven short selections that could easily be included in undergraduate or graduate courses in medieval literature in another way the grouping of prayers devotions meditations and dialogues is so carefully focused that
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