The Writings of Margaret of Oingt: Medieval Prioress and Mystic

The Writings of Margaret of Oingt: Medieval Prioress and Mystic

by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski
     
 

Margaret of Oingt was born around 1240 into a noble family in the French Beaujolais region, and became prioress of the Carthusian charterhouse of Poletains; visionary and mystic, her writings are intelligent and humorous. Included here are the Page of Meditations, on sin and salvation; the Mirror, a vision of Christ; the Life of the Virgin Saint Beatrice of Ornacieux,… See more details below

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Margaret of Oingt was born around 1240 into a noble family in the French Beaujolais region, and became prioress of the Carthusian charterhouse of Poletains; visionary and mystic, her writings are intelligent and humorous. Included here are the Page of Meditations, on sin and salvation; the Mirror, a vision of Christ; the Life of the Virgin Saint Beatrice of Ornacieux, an exemplary text; and letters and stories, including comments on her problems as prioress. They are translated from the Latin and Francoprovencal with an introduction, notes, and interpretative essay.
Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski is Chair, Department of French and Italian, and Professor of French, at the University of Pittsburgh.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859914420
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
07/20/2006
Series:
Library of Medieval Women
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.22(d)

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