This edition in modern German translation compiles some of the most important mystical writings of the medieval period, originally written in Latin and in Germanic languages, and including work by significant women writers. The works show the diversity of medieval Christian mysticism, including writers accused of heresy, demonstrate the complexity of medieval authorship and the recording, compilation, transmission and translation of medieval writing. Contains:

St. Trudperter Hohes Lied (c. 1160s, unknown authorship)
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Elisabeth von Schönau (1129-1164)
Mechthild von Magedeburg (c. 1207-1282)
Mechthild von Hackeborn (c. 1241-1299)
Gertrud die Große von Helfta (1256-c. 1301/1302)
Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-c. 1328)
Christine Ebner (1277-1356)
Heinrich Seuse (Suso) (1295/1297-1366)
Margarete Ebner (c. 1291-1351)
Johannes Tauler (c. 1300-1361)
Ludolf von Sachsen (c. 1300-1377/1378)
Rulman Merswin (1307-1382)
Elsbet Stagel (c. 1300-c. 1360)
Adelheid Langmann (1306-1375)
Der Frankfurter (14th century)
Johann von Kastl (died after 1426)
Thomas Hemerken (Maleolus) a Kempis (c. 1380-1471)

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