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The liber celestis of St. Bridget of Sweden

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St Bridget of Sweden (1303-73) began to experience supernatural revelations as a lady-in-waiting at the Swedish court in 1335. After her husband's death she left the court and founded a monastery for nuns and monks which became the basis of the Brigettine Order. Her visions continued after she left Sweden for Italy in 1349, and she spent the rest of her life in pilgrimage and religious activities. The visions, some of the Passion and others concerned with political and religious events of her day, were recorded in Latin by her spiritual directors, as the Liber Celestis. The mystical equivalent of a medieval manual for preachers, the work points us to what was best and worst in late medieval spirituality. It was several times translated into Middle English but the only translation hitherto available has been the partial and truncated version published in 1929. The present work is a critical edition of one of the two complete Middle English translations of the Liber, contained in British Library MS Claudius BI. This first volume consists of the text and a brief introduction to the Liber. The second volume will include a study of the manuscript and the translation; a full commentary, explanatory notes, bibliography, and glossary.

The Early English Text Society - Oxford University Press, Oxford 1987. XVI+491 pages. A few illustrations in b/w. Orig. brown cloth with gilt title to spine and front. Name in pencil on front free endpaper. The Early English Text Society No. 291. The Middle English Version in British LibraryMS Claudius B i, together with a life of the saint from the same manuscript. Hardback book in very good condition. No DJ, as published. Covers VG+, interior VG+, clean and bright with no marks or inscriptions.

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Used: very good
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Hardback
ISBN-10:
0197222935
ISBN-13:
9780197222935
Number of pages:
491
Publisher:
published for the Early English Text Society by the Oxford University Press
Title:
The liber celestis of St. Bridget of Sweden

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St Bridget of Sweden (1303-73) began to experience supernatural revelations as a lady-in-waiting at the Swedish court in 1335. After her husband's death she left the court and founded a monastery for nuns and monks which became the basis of the Brigettine Order. Her visions continued after she left Sweden for Italy in 1349, and she spent the rest of her life in pilgrimage and religious activities. The visions, some of the Passion and others concerned with political and religious events of her day, were recorded in Latin by her spiritual directors, as the Liber Celestis. The mystical equivalent of a medieval manual for preachers, the work points us to what was best and worst in late medieval spirituality. It was several times translated into Middle English but the only translation hitherto available has been the partial and truncated version published in 1929. The present work is a critical edition of one of the two complete Middle English translations of the Liber, contained in British Library MS Claudius BI. This first volume consists of the text and a brief introduction to the Liber. The second volume will include a study of the manuscript and the translation; a full commentary, explanatory notes, bibliography, and glossary.

The Early English Text Society - Oxford University Press, Oxford 1987. XVI+491 pages. A few illustrations in b/w. Orig. brown cloth with gilt title to spine and front. Name in pencil on front free endpaper. The Early English Text Society No. 291. The Middle English Version in British LibraryMS Claudius B i, together with a life of the saint from the same manuscript. Hardback book in very good condition. No DJ, as published. Covers VG+, interior VG+, clean and bright with no marks or inscriptions.

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0197222935
ISBN-13:
9780197222935
Number of pages:
491
Publisher:
published for the Early English Text Society by the Oxford University Press
Title:
The liber celestis of St. Bridget of Sweden

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