A Companion to Mysticism and Devotion in Northern Germany in the Late Middle Ages

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Elizabeth Andersen, Henrike Lähnemann, Anne Simon
BRILL, Oct 31, 2013 - History - 452 pages
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The volume explores the hitherto uncharted late medieval religious landscape of Northern Germany. Through discussion of a rich, varied selection of mystical and devotional texts, also translated into English, a fascinating regional "mystical culture" with a far-reaching impact is revealed.
 

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Contents

Mysticism and Devotion in Northern Germany
1
Northern German Convents in the Late Middle Ages
21
Part One Beginnings and Formations Mystical Culture and the Helfta Circle
47
Chapter Three Hadewijch of Brabant and the Beguine Movement
49
Mechthild of Magdeburgs Das fliessende Licht der Gottheit
73
Gertrude of Helftas Legatus divinae pietatis
103
Mechthild of MagdeburgMechthild of HackebornGertrude of Helfta
131
Part Two Transmission Transformation and Exchange Devotional Culture and the Lüneburg Convents
157
Chapter Ten The Influence of the Devotio Moderna in Northern Germany
231
Chapter Eleven Religious Song and Devotional Culture in Northern Germany
261
Two Easter Plays from Wienhausen
285
Prayer Books from the Lüneburg Convents
317
Letters from a Northern German Convent
343
Illustrations
373
Bibliography
385
Glossary
417

Northern Circulation of FourteenthCentury Mystical Texts
159
Dorothea of Montau and Johannes Marienwerder
179
Translation Transmission and Reception
205

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