Marguerite Porete

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Author

Marguerite Porete

Location

Hainaut, Belgium

Dates

1248/1250-1310

Biography

Marguerite Porete was a French-speakingmystic and the author of The Mirror of Simple Souls, a work of Christian mysticism dealing with the workings of agape (divine love). She was burnt at the stake for heresy in Paris in 1310 after a lengthy trial, after refusing to remove her book from circulation or recant her views.

Works

The Mirror of Simple Souls

Languages

French

Genres

Devotional

Editions and Translations

Porete, Marguerite. The Mirror of Simple Souls. Edited by Ellen Babinsky. Paulist Press, 1993.

Archival Holdings

French Manuscript: Le Mirour des Simples Ames: 157, Bibliothèque et Archives du Château, Chantilly, Franc. The Mirror of Simple Souls, translation by 'M.N' of Marguerite Porete's Speculum simplicium animarum: MS Bodl 505, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

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