Mechthild of Magdeburg

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Author

Mechthild of Magdeburg

Location

Magdeburg, Germany

Dates

1207-1282

Biography

Mechthild a Beguine and the first Christian medieval mystic to write in German.

Works

Das fließende Licht der Gottheit (The Flowing Light of Divinity)

Languages

German

Genres

Mystical

Editions and Translations

Mechthild von Magdeburg: Das fließende Licht der Gottheit. Edited and translated by Gisela Vollmann-Profe. Deutscher Klassiker Verlag, Frankfurt a. M. 2003 (Bibliothek des Mittelalters 19); Mechthild von Magdeburg "Das fließende Licht der Gottheit". Nach der Einsiedler Handschrift in kritischem Vergleich mit der gesamten Überlieferung. Tom. 1: Text. Edited by Hans Neumann. Artemis, München 1990 (Münchener Texte und Untersuchungen zur deutschen Literatur des Mittelalters 100); The Flowing Light of the Godhead. Translated and introduced by Frank Tobin, preface by Margot Schmidt. Paulist Press, New York and Mahwah, NJ 1998 (Classics of Western Spirituality Series)

Archival Holdings

The Flowing Light of the Deity: Codex 277 (1014), Einsiedeln Abbey, Switzerland. The Flowing Light of the Deity (Almannic re-translation from Latin): Cod N. 175, Central and University Library, Luzern, Switzerland. Manuscirpt containing Latin Translation of The Flowing Light of Divinity - Lux Divinitas: B IX 11, University of Basel Library, Switzwerland. Manuscript Containing extensive translation of The Flowing Light of Divinity - Lux Divinitas: A VIII 6, University of Basel Library, Switzerland; Manuscript containing hymns and prayers by various saints. This Includes Oratio beatae Mechtildis virginis by Mechthild of Magdeburg: A VII 68 272r - 274r, University Library of Basel, Switzerland.

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