The life of Dorothea von Montau, a fourteenth-century recluse

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Its conflation of such divergent and frequently incompatible genres as the aggressive political polemic, the idealized, formulaic saint's life, the mystical tract, and the emerging genre of realistic biography reflects the transitional character of the late Middle Ages. It also provides interesting insights into the dispersal of mystical concepts in the borderlands of Christianity. Finally, it describes daily life on the farm, in the village, and in prosperous towns.

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Book IV
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