The Writings of Margaret of Oingt

January 1990
2 line illustrations
92 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Library of Medieval Women
ISBN: 9780859914420
Format: Paperback
BISAC LIT011000, LIT004200

The Writings of Margaret of Oingt

Medieval Prioress and Mystic

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, 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.

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