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“She Swims and Floats in Joy”: Marguerite Porete, an “Heretical” Mystic of the Later Middle Ages

“She Swims and Floats in Joy”: Marguerite Porete, an “Heretical” Mystic of the Later Middle Ages

By Kathleen Garay

Canadian Women’s Studies, Vol. 17: 1 (1997)

Synopsis: Examines the life and career of Marguerite Porete, a female mystic in France, who wrote The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls and Those Who Only Remain in Will and Desire of Love, and was later burned as a heretic in 1310.

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