The Southern African Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies is the official publication of the Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS) and is published annually.
Instructions to Contributors The journal welcomes submissions in any of the disciplines of the humanities relating to the Middle Ages or the Renaissance up to 1700. All submissions will be refereed. Typescripts should be prepared in accordance with the MLA Style Manual and submitted by email in a file format compatible with Microsoft Word.
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(The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS), 2017) Freed, Eugenie R.; Houliston,Victor
The historical Marguerite Porete, condemned as a heretic, was burned
at the stake on 1 June 1310, in the Place de Grève in Paris. Guiard de
Cressonessart, who claimed to be the Angel of Philadelphia and her
‘defender’, was sentenced at the same time to perpetual imprisonment.
Despite its official suppression, Marguerite’s The Mirror of Simple Souls
survived as an anonymous mystical text, and was translated during the
fourteenth century into English, Italian and Latin versions. In 1946, over
six centuries after Marguerite’s death, her authorship of the work was
finally established by an Italian scholar, Romana Guarneri.