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The Mirror of Simple Souls (ND Texts Medieval Culture)

Margaret Porette

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ISBN 10: 0268014353 / ISBN 13: 9780268014353
Published by University of Notre Dame Press, 1999
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Title: The Mirror of Simple Souls (ND Texts ...

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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This translation from the French original includes an introductory interpretive essay by Edmund Colledge, O.S.A., Judith Grant, and J. C. Marler, and a foreword by Kent Emery, Jr. The translators of this Modern English version rely primarily on the original French manuscript, yet also take medieval translations into account. As a result, this edition offers a reading of The Mirror of Simple Souls that solves a number of difficulties found in the French. The valuable introduction by the translators narrates the archival history of the book, for which Margaret Porette was burned alive in Paris in 1310.

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We know very little about Marguerite Porete, only that she was a beguine from Hainaut who was burned at the stake as a relapsed heretic in 1310. She might have been a solitary itinerant beguine who expounded her teachings to interested listeners.

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