Late Medieval Mysticism of the Low Countries covers the era from 1381 to the proximate beginnings of the Reformation and presents several texts that until now have not appeared in English. The spiritual tradition of the Low Countries, primarily written in Dutch or Flemish, must rank together with the German School as the most important vernacular tradition in late medieval Europe. While this tradition is undoubtedly more obscure among readers and scholars, its influence on the Christianity in Medieval Europe and what later emerged is critical. Here are excerpts from all major voices after the death of Jan van Ruusbroec in 1381.
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This book contains translations and introductions to some of the major representatives of the spiritual tradition of the Low Countries from ca. 1350 onwards.
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