[Reading] ➶ Julian of Norwich By Janina Ramírez – Sigilo.us

[Reading] ➶ Julian of Norwich  By Janina Ramírez – Sigilo.us
  • Hardcover
  • 128 pages
  • Julian of Norwich
  • Janina Ramírez
  • English
  • 22 July 2019
  • 9780281077373

Julian of Norwich Over Six Hundred Years Ago A Woman Known As Julian Of Norwich Wrote What Is Now Regarded As One Of The Greatest Works Of Literature In English Based On A Sequence Of Mystical Visions She Received In 1373, Her Book Is Called Revelations Of Divine Love.Julian Lived Through An Age Of Political And Religious Turmoil, As Well As Through The Misery Of The Black Death, And Her Writing Engages With Timeless Questions About Life, Love And The Meaning Of Suffering But Who Was Julian Of Norwich And What Can She Teach Us Today Medievalist And TV Historian Janina Ramirez Invites You To Join Her In Exploring Julian S Remarkable Life And Times, Offering Insights Into How And Why Her Writing Has Survived, And What We Can Learn From This Fourteenth Century Mystic Whose Work Lay Hidden In The Shadows Of Her Male Contemporaries For Far Too Long.

Janina Sara Mar a Ram rez n e Maleczek 7 July 1980 , sometimes credited as Nina Ram rez, is a British art and cultural historian and TV presenter, based in Woodstock, Oxfordshire She specialises in interpreting symbols and examining works of art, within their own historical context.Ram rez went to school in Slough She gained a degree in English literature, specialising in Old and Middle Englis

10 thoughts on “Julian of Norwich

  1. says:

    In this short book about Julian s life, Janina Ramirez carefully describes the context in which the Revelations were written 14th century England was going through a period of immense social, political and religious turmoil, as was much of Western Europe Julian was born in 1343, the same year as Geoffrey Chaucer She experienced plagues and famine, a local uprising related to the Peasants Revolt, the Hundred Years War was in progress which directly affected Norwich as traders avoided Channel ports, the Great Western Schism began in 1377 and John Wycliffe translated the Bible into English In 1390, Julian took anchoritic vows and entered her cell in the Church of St Julian in Norwich An anchorite, or anchoress, was someone who withdrew from secular society to live a prayer oriented life They were given a form of funeral rite on entering their cell as they were considered, at least theoretically, to be dead to the living world It was an acceptable choice for a single woman or widow in these times There was even an instruction manual for anchoresses entitled The Ancrene Wisse Julian s sealed cell was entered only by her servant but she had a screened window onto the street through which anyone cou...

  2. says:

    I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review via Netgalley.This is not normally a book I d choose, despite reading a lot of history and biographies However, I like to challenge myself and when I heard about this book I wanted to try it.I actually enjoyed it, though I m rather glad it is a slim volume We re introduced to Julian of Norwich, a religious woman who wrote, in the fourteenth century Revelations of Divine Love.I found it difficult to understand how someone would want to be an anchoress, but once it was explained fully I could see there was outside contact than I thought.When learning what there is known about Julian, and why she wrote her revelations I was fascinated though I believe I d like to read a full biography on her should information be discovered about her and gain knowledge than this book supplies as this is not really what it s for.Strong women who leave their mark in a difficult history are always...

  3. says:

    Concise, well researched, clearly and accessibly written, this brief history of Julian of Norwich is an excellent introduction to the woman and her writings Ramirez places her in her time and place and explores the background events of this turbulent time in the Middle ...

  4. says:

    This book does what it says in the cover, giving a very brief history of the English woman Julian of Norwich What it also does is to make you want to read and learn about the time she lives.There are so many interesting threads in Dr Janina Ramirez s book, that you could easily end up buying another four books to follow the story Most of all you want to read Julian s actual writing, called Revelations of Divine Love but then you want to read instructions for being an anchoress She was part of a mediaeval tradition where people were walled into a small cell joined to a church and spent often years in a solitary contemplative isolation.I remember learning of Julian when I studied mediaeval history, but as with many aspects it was only a brief reference and there was no time to follow it up It has taken me nearly thirty years to get back to Julian, and this short book is an excellent starting place I wish I lived closer to Norwich, so that I could visit the small church of St Julian where she was walled up for 26 years.Julian s book, written in the late 1300s, is in English, not Latin which was most common at the time She is the first woman to write in English and the story of how her manuscript survived first the reformation and then the French Revolution is fascinati...

  5. says:

    Lovely, short, well written introduction to Julian of Norwich and life as she knew it An excellent companion to Ramirez s programme on the publication of Revelations of Divine Love and Julian s life.

  6. says:

    Wanted to like this quite a bit than I did.Pros 1 Concise, as the title promises, and covers the fundamentals Solid intro 2 Ramirez s writing style is mostly engaging and her prose steers clear of academic turgidity.3 Intrinsically fascinating subject for me at least Cons 1 1a Unfortunately Ramirez s book is let down by poor editing She writes, for example, that Her use of repetition, particularly in patterns of three, are perhaps self taught which should be is was not are Or later Given the transcendentalist s approach that society, its institutions, politics and religion all corrupt, we could see is missing an are or perhaps the are should replace the all There are a few other line level items 1b Ramirez tends to repeat herself, producing the same statement two or three times using just slightly different combinations of words Editor should have cleaned this up as well, specially considering the brevity of the book 2 Though this is a very brief history it doesn t really proceed in chronological order The overall arc of the story does, but there are numerous th...

  7. says:

    Book received from NetGalley.The first time I had ever heard about Julian of Norwich was in my first British Literature class and I was fascinated by her Her Revelations of a Divine Love are the earliest known surviving by a female writer As soon as I saw this offered on NetGalley I requested it hoping to learn a bit about this unique nun Since Julian of Norwich lived in the Medieval era there is very little that can be found out about her life, prior to her b...

  8. says:

    Although there are some editorial oversights, I found this book to be a compelling and informative introduction to Julian of Norwich, as well as some background info about medieval England I actually bought it as a gift for my mum as we are visiting St Julian s in Norwich in February, and I wanted to check that it was written from a historical perspective rather than a religious one since she isn t religious It would definitely appeal to Christians ...

  9. says:

    A good entry level book into the life of the 14th century mystic, Julian of Norwich A woman of obscure origins, who, have what is described today as a near death experience goes on to write an account Revelations of Divi...

  10. says:

    This book was absolutely fantastic This book opened my eyes and made me think of so many things that I never considered in my day to day life It s a a very well written book that explains the the key part of Julia...

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