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Published: 11 January 2010

144 Pages | one map

ISBN: 9780199556052

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The Life of Christina of Markyate

Edited by Samuel Fanous and Henrietta Leyser
Translated by C.H. Talbot

Oxford World's Classics

  • This is the remarkable story of a twelfth-century holy woman, Christina of Markyate, who endures terrible physical and mental suffering in order to devote her life to God. The account of her trials and temptations and her visionary experiences are described in a vivid, fast-moving narrative.
  • This is the only translation of the sole surviving manuscript, recovered and transcribed for the first time in 1959 by C.H. Talbot, and here revised and updated and publishing for the first time in paperback.
  • The Introduction sets Christina in her social, historical, and religious context and examines the visionary quality of her religious experiences and her powers as a seer. The notes identify biblical references and religious devotions.