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dc.contributor.advisorAndrews, Frances
dc.contributor.advisorGiven-Wilson, Chris
dc.contributor.authorTrombley, Justine Lida
dc.coverage.spatial304 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines three manuscripts which demonstrate negative attitudes towards the Latin translation of the fourteenth-century Old French mystical work The Mirror of Simple Souls, written by Marguerite Porete. Marguerite was burned at the stake for heresy in Paris in 1310, and her Mirror was also condemned and meant to be destroyed. The Mirror survived inquisitorial efforts to exterminate it, was translated into Italian, Middle English, and Latin, and became accepted and valued by many religious circles in the later fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. Examination of the Latin manuscripts, however, demonstrates that there was also a continuing trend of opposition towards and condemnation of the Mirror, even after its original Parisian condemnation was forgotten. This level of opposition is not seen in the Mirror’s other vernacular circulations, making the Latin tradition unique in the amount of censure it received. This demonstrates a multi-faceted tradition in the Mirror’s circulation, showing that the Mirror, rather than entering definitively into either the realm of orthodoxy or heresy, instead had a place in both, occupying a grey area between the two. This thesis provides new and detailed information on manuscripts which have never been studied in their own right by Mirror scholars, and examines these codices’ implications both for the circulation of the Latin tradition and for the history of the Mirror’s post-condemnation circulation as a whole.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subjectMarguerite Poreteen_US
dc.subjectHeretical textsen_US
dc.subject'Mirror of simple souls'en_US
dc.subject.lcshPorete, Marguerite, ca. 1250-1310. Miroir des simples âmes
dc.subject.lcshMysticism--France--History--Middle Ages, 600-1500en_US
dc.subject.lcshChristian heresies--France--History--Middle Ages, 600-1500en_US
dc.subject.lcshFrench literature--To 1500--History and criticismen_US
dc.titleThe mirror broken anew : the manuscript evidence for opposition to Marguerite Porete's Latin 'Mirror of simple souls' in the later Middle Agesen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentSt Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studiesen_US
dc.rights.embargoreasonThesis restricted in accordance with University regulations. Print and electronic copy restricted until 3rd November 2024en_US

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