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

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A Companion to Mysticism and Devotion in Northern Germany in the Late Middle Ages free pdf The volume explores the hitherto uncharted late medieval religious landscape of Northern Germany, from 13th-century Helfta to the 15th-century Luneburg convents. The mystical and devotional writing of Northern Germany is contextualised through chapters on the Netherlands, Scandinavia and East Prussia. The seminal influence of the liturgy on these texts and their transmission is revealed in the creative interplay of Latin and Low German. Through the individual chapters and their appendices, which also contain translations into English, the reader can access a wealth of texts produced by communities of religious and lay women who write learnedly in Latin and fervently in Low German. Together, the chapters and appendices reveal a fascinating regional mystical culture which also reverberated across Northern Europe."

About Elizabeth Andersen

Elizabeth Andersen (School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University) Dr Andersen's research specialism is German medieval literature, in particular mystical and visionary writing. Other interests are the intertextuality and the articulation of voices and identity in women's writing. She has published widely on Mechthild of Magdeburg- the focus of her current research is the circulation of Latin and Low German devotional texts throughout the Hanseatic region. Henrike Lahnemann (Professor of German Studies, Newcastle University) Prof. Lahnemann's research specialism is medieval and Early Modern German literature, especially manuscript transmission and visual culture. Other interests include comparative medieval literature and visual culture. Currently, she is working on a database of the manuscripts from the convent of Medingen and preparing several text editions which include material from Medingen. Anne Simon (Institute for Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London) Dr Simon's main research interests lie in the literature, art and culture of the Middle Ages and Early Modern period- and the impact of these periods on subsequent eras, up to and including the present. She is currently working on two projects: an edition of the letters of the sixteenth-century nun Katerina Lemmel- and a study of Nuremberg's construction of a 'brand image' during the Middle Ages and its subsequent eras.

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Author : Elizabeth Andersen
Publisher : Brill
Data Published : 31 October 2013
ISBN : 9004257934
EAN : 9789004257931
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 430 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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