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Ripberger, Alberti, ed., De Assumptione Sanctae Mariae Virginis (Turnhout: Brepols Series)

Text name(s): De Assumptione Sanctae Mariae Virginis

Number of pages of primary source text: 152


Dates: 820 - 830

Archival Reference: 

Original Language(s): 

  • Latin


  • Original language included.

Translation Comments: 

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • Europe

County/Region: France

Record Types: 

  • Treatise - Instruction/Advice
  • Theology - Doctrine

Subject Headings: 

  • Theology - Scriptural / Exegesis
  • Theology - Christology
  • Theology - Mariology
  • Theology - Sacramental


  • Index
  • Bibliography
  • Introduction


A key figure in the history of the theological revival during the reign of Charles the Bald, Radbertus wrote De Assumptione Sanctae Mariae Virginis (Concerning the Assumption of the Virgin Mary) in which he discusses the Assumption of Mary within the larger context of his Eucharistic thought. Drawing draws upon biblical sources, Radbertus explains the nature of Mary’s assumption. The date of composition is not known.

Introduction Summary: 

In his short introduction (5 pages), the editor discusses the manuscripts used to prepare this edition of Radbertus’ treatise. Offering a detailed description of the manuscripts, the editor concludes with a paragraph on his editorial principles.

Cataloger: AT