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The Life of Christina of Markyate

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

27 August 2009

ISBN: 9780199556052

144 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £7.99

The remarkable story of twelfth-century recluse Christina of Markyate, her trials and temptations, who eventually founded a priory. The anonymous Life is a vivid social portrait of a medieval religious woman, a dramatic record of spiritual conviction against all odds.

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The remarkable story of twelfth-century recluse Christina of Markyate, her trials and temptations, who eventually founded a priory. The anonymous Life is a vivid social portrait of a medieval religious woman, a dramatic record of spiritual conviction against all odds.

  • 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.

About the Author(s)

Edited by Samuel Fanous, Head of Publishing, Bodleian Library, and Henrietta Leyser, Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford

Translated by C.H. Talbot