The Wisdom of the Beguines The Forgotten Story of a Medieval Women's Movement
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- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 06/14/2016
- Publisher: BlueBridge
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Among the beguines were celebrated spiritual writers and mystics, including Mechthild of Magdeburg, Beatrijs of Nazareth, Hadewijch, and Marguerite Poretewho was condemned as a heretic and burned at the stake in Paris in 1310. She was not the only beguine suspected of heresy, and often politics were the driving force behind such charges.
The beguines, across the centuries, have left us a great legacy. They invite us to listen to their voices, to seek out their wisdom, to discover them anew.