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Marquard von Lindau and the Challenges of Religious Life in Late Medieval Germany
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Marquard von Lindau and the Challenges of Religious Life in Late Medieval Germany: The Passion, the Eucharist, the Virgin Mary

Stephen Mossman


This is a study of the intellectual history and religious culture of German‐speaking Europe in the late Middle Ages. Its focus is the bilingual oeuvre of the Franciscan Marquard von Lindau (d. 1392), arguably the most widely read author in the German language before the Reformation. His most successful works were those which were aimed at a broad implicit audience and dealt with pragmatic issues of the Christian life. This book deals with three of those pragmatic issues most central to late medieval religious life: Christ's Passion, the sacrament of the Eucharist, and devotion to the Virgin Ma ... More

Keywords: Marquard von Lindau, Franciscan Order, late Middle Ages, Germany, Christ's Passion, eucharist, Mary, devotion, religious culture, intellectual history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199575541
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575541.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Mossman, author
Junior Research Fellow in History, St John's College, University of Oxford
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