Translation and introduction by Luciano Bertazzo
Introductory essay by Marzia Ceschia
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Vita et revelationes della beghina viennese Agnes Blannbekin († 1315)
Re-proposing the mystical experience of the Viennese beguine Agnes Blannbekin, who lived at the turn of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, also constitutes an enrichment for the history of gender spirituality, which has brought back the name of many other women, silenced over time on the basis of a prejudice cultural that did not give them an adequate space. Thus the panorama of Christian spirituality is enriched, welcoming another voice in the symphony of medieval female mysticism. Unlike other figures already known, the text we are proposing comes out of a long silence, thanks to the critical edition recently published in Germany. Agnes Blannbekin thus broadens the ranks of those women whose experience has profoundly marked the history of the societas christiana, the medieval Church and the universal human experience of relationship with the divine.