Mechthild of Magdeburg



    Mechthild of Magdeburg

    Selections from The Flowing Light of the Godhead

    Elizabeth A Andersen

    DS Brewer 2003

    Hardback 176pp

    9780859917865   Product Code: 38539

    Mechthild of Magdeburg's sole book, Das fliessende Licht der Gottheit (The Flowing Light of the Godhead), written between c.1250 and c.1282, is an outstanding piece of imaginative writing in its documentation of the author's relationship with God and with her contemporaries. It is also, within the context of German literary history, the first mystical text composed in the vernacular. Elizabeth Andersen presents the first English translation of this text, with introduction, notes and interpretive essay. Library of Medieval Women. No jacket.

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