The Beguine poet Hadewijch is an outstanding figure in the history of 13th century Dutch literature. Her oeuvre consists of letters, visions, and songs that share the theme of a mystical love of God. This complete edition of the songs presents for the first time the Middle Dutch texts with a New High German translation. These are accompanied by reconstructions of the melodies by the late musicologist Louis Peter Grijp and a detailed textual commentary.
V. Fraeters and F. Willaert, Antwerpen, Belgium; L. P. Grijp (†), Amsterdam, Netherlands and R. Schlusemann, FU Berlin, Germany.