The Lives of female mystics are unique sources for our understanding of the spirituality and devotional practices of medieval religious women. So the rediscovery and translation of a relatively unknown work, The Life of Christina of Hane, is an exciting opportunity to enlarge our understanding of female mystical spirituality and its reception in the thirteenth century. Christina (1269–92?) was a nun in the Premonstratensian convent of Hane, in the Rhineland Palatinate. The text of the Life survives in a single manuscript copied around 1500 in the Mosel-Franconian dialect (now Strasbourg, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire, MS 324). This translation is based on the edition of the Life published by Racha Kirakosian (Die Vita der Christine von Hane. Untersuchung und Edition [Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017]). Her erudition and deep knowledge of the work shines through in this translation and commentary, while her engaging and sympathetic prose brings the energy of...

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