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Title: De mystieke preek Nupcie facte sunt in handschrift Amsterdam, UvA, I E 31
Author(s): DE BAERE, Guido
Journal: Ons Geestelijk Erf
Volume: 78 Issue: 1 Date: Maart 2004
The MS Amsterdam, UvA, I E 31 contains an anonymous mystical sermon on the verse ‘Nupcie facte sunt in Chana Ghalilee’ (Jo. 2,1). It is copied immediately after the complete text of Ruusbroec’s treatise Een spieghel der eeuwigher salicheit and breaks off at the bottom of the last page of the MS. In addition, the last surviving pages of the text are severely damaged. Still, the text is worth publishing on account of its daring mystical content and its polemic hue. The introduction to the edition points to Ruusbroec’s influence on the author and indicates some similarities with the treatise Vanden XII dogheden. The text’s most striking stylistic devices are mentioned and illustrated. Some characteristics of the language allow us to situate the text in eastern Brabant.