The Writings of Margaret of Oingt
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92 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

2 line illus.

Series: Library of Medieval Women

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

The Writings of Margaret of Oingt

Medieval Prioress and Mystic

by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski

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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...
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. Includedhere 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 Professorof French, at the University of Pittsburgh.

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9780859914420

January 1990

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Title Details

92 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

2 line illus.

Series: Library of Medieval Women

Imprint: D.S.Brewer