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Title: Wie is de cock?
Subtitle: Twee blaadjes met aan de cock van Gruenendale toegeschreven teksten (Collectie Soeterbeeck, Fr. 20)
Author(s): GEIRNAERT, Dirk , KIENHORST, Hans
Journal: Ons Geestelijk Erf
Volume: 86    Issue: 1   Date: 2015   
Pages: 24-40
DOI: 10.2143/OGE.86.1.3080600

Abstract :
This article focuses on two leaves (Fr. 20) from the manuscript fragments in the historical collection of the convent of Soeterbeeck, now on loan to Nijmegen University Library. Taken from a small, paper manuscript in long lines, the consecutive leaves contain excerpts of mystical texts. These texts are attributed, and for the greater part erroneously so, to Jan van Leeuwen († 1378), lay brother and cook of Groenendael Priory, and admirer of then-prior Jan van Ruusbroec. The manuscript from which the fragments were lifted dates from the 1550s or 1560s, and was produced by a sister of the convent of canonesses regular of Soeterbeeck at Nuenen. The contents of the two leaves testify to an interest in mystical writings, which may have benefited from a renewed scribal culture on the part of some sisters in the mid-sixteenth century. The article identifies and analyses the excerpts, and offers an edition of the text.

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