Christina of Hane (ca. 1269-92) is the only known medieval female mystic of the Premonstratensian order. Racha Kirakosian is professor of medieval German at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. She previously taught at Harvard University and the University of Oxford.
This is a learned, lucid and compassionate presentation of Christina of Hane, which will bring this intricate and compelling biography the readership it deserves. -Nicholas Watson, Harvard University Who was Christina of Hane? History knows little about her, but Racha Kirakosian here presents a fascinating enigma-a mystical compendium disguised as a saint's Life. Students of medieval religion will eagerly probe its mysteries. -Barbara Newman, Northwestern University A valuable addition to the corpus of writing by and about medieval religious women with an insightful introduction that underscores its interest to scholars and students across a wide range of disciplines. -Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Harvard University This compact and gripping account is an excellent introduction to medieval female mysticism. Racha Kirakosian has rendered a real service by translating this text into English. -Claire Taylor Jones, University of Notre Dame