Vulgariter Beghinae. Eight Centuries of Beguine History in the Low Countries

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Today, the few remaining beguines in Belgium are all elderly women. Their death will also mean the end of the beguine movement, a spiritual history lasting eight centuries that has mainly been focused in the late-medieval and early-modern Low Countries. The movement emerged during the twelfth century and spread through western Europe. Almost all members were women, committing themselves to the vita apostolica. The movement emerged in the former principality of Liege. It flourished and spread to the duchy of Brabant and the ...

Vulgariter Beghinae. Eight Centuries of Beguine History in the Low Countries 2004, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout

ISBN-13: 9782503515793

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