The Life of Saint Douceline, a Beguine of Provence: Translated from the Occitan with Introduction, Notes and Interpretive Essay

By Kathleen Garay | Paperback
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The Life of Douceline de Digne introduces to an English-speaking audience a 13th-century woman mystic [d.1274] of great significance in the study of female spirituality in the middle ages. Douceline combined an active life of community service [as Mother of the beguine community the Ladies of Roubaud] with vigorous mysticism, and was the focus of an intense cult in Provence after her death. The Life, probably written by Philippa de Porcellet, a member of Douceline's community in Marseilles, is complemented by a study of Douceline's importance in terms of her own spiritual experience, and also as founder and leader of the community, dedicated followers of Franciscan spirituality; she is also compared to other holy women of the later middle ages, especially the beguines of northern Europe. 

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SeriesLibrary of Medieval Women 
FormatPaperback 
Pages194 
Dimensions216mm x 140mm x 10mm
PublisherBoydell & Brewer Ltd 
Release Date17 Dec 2008 
ISBN-139781843841944 

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