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Title Maria Petyt : a Carmelite mystic in wartime / edited by Joseph Chalmers, Elisabeth Hense, Veronie Meeuwsen, Esther van de Vate.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 292 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Radboud studies in humanities, 2213-9729 ; volume 4
Radboud studies in humanities ; 4.
Language English.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Based on the discovery of an unknown Latin manuscript, 'Maria Petyt - A Carmelite Mystic in Wartime' provides surprising new information about the seventeenth century Flemish mystic Maria Petyt (1623-1677) who wrote many letters to her spiritual director, Michael of St. Augustine. The book contains a transcription of the (unfortunately partly damaged) manuscript, an English translation of it, and several articles opening up new horizons concerning the life and spirituality of Maria Petyt and her historical and religious backgrounds. The authors characterize Maria Petyt as a self-confident spiritual daughter with a strong political mission, a zealous figure fighting side by side with Louis XIV for the catholic victory during the Dutch War, and as one who lived and profoundly understood the spirituality of Teresa of Avila.
Contents Part 1. Maria Petyt in her Context -- 1. Maria Petyt -- A Short Biography / Esther van de Vate -- 2. Maria Petyt against the Background of the Political and Religious Situation in Flanders in the Seventeenth Century / Esther van de Vate -- 3. Daily Life at the Hermitage in Mechelen at the Time of Maria Petyt (1657 -- 1677) / Michel van Meerbeeck -- 4. Living as a Spiritual Virgin and Claiming Prophetic Authority: The Parallel Lives of Maria Petyt and Antoinette Bourignon / Mirjam de Baar -- Part 2. The Latin Manuscript about the Dutch War and Its interpretations -- 5. Some Notes on the History of the Latin Manuscript of the Life of Maria Petyt by Michael of St. Augustine / Giovanni Grosso -- 6. `Oh, How Spiritual Directors are Obliged to Remain Silent!' Michael's Redaction of the Writings of Maria Petyt: Some Initial Findings / Esther van de Vate -- 7. The Latin Manuscript about the Dutch War and Its Translation in English / Veronie Meeuwsen
8. Maria Petyt's Support of the French King / Veronie Meeuwsen -- 9. The Spirituality of Teresa of Avila and the Latin Manuscript about the Dutch War (folios 30r -- 49v) / Elisabeth Hense -- 10. The Prophetic Spirituality of Maria Petyt in the Latin Manuscript about the Dutch War / Anne-Marie Bos.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Petyt, Maria, 1623-1677.
Carmelites -- Spiritual life.
Carmelites -- Netherlands -- Biography.
Dutch War (1672-1678)
Dutch War, 1672-1678.
Chronological Term 1672-1678
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Chalmers, Joseph.
Hense, Elisabeth,
Meeuwsen, Veronie.
Vate, Esther van de.
Added Title Directory of open access books.
Other Form: Print version: Maria Petyt. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2015 (DLC) 2015023027
ISBN 9789004291874 (electronic bk.)
9004291873 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004291874