De dignitate sanctae Mariae

From Theatrum Paracelsicum
De dignitate Mariae

I. Basic information

Printing History, Manuscripts. Not printed. One Latin manuscript.

Editions. Not edited so far.

Relationship between different versions. Only one version known.

Structure, genre/form, perspective, style.

Relationship to other texts.

Authenticity, authorship. Goldammer was already skeptical in regard to the authenticity (“Echtheit noch eingehender zu prüfen”). Biegger states that De dignitate sanctae Mariae “was probably not [written] by Paracelsus; in any case, a German text with a corresponding title is not known.” However, the text seems to have been translated directly from German.

Time of writing.

II. Sources


  • London, British Library: Harley MS 516, f. 15v–19v

First printed: not printed

III. Bibliography

Essential bibliography: Sudhoff, Paracelsus-Handschriften, 641–642, 796 n° 128; Goldammer, “Einleitung,” in Paracelsus, Sämtliche Werke, II/6: XXIX

Further bibliographical references:

Katharina Biegger, “Wie gelangten theologische Paracelsusschriften nach London?”, Nova Acta Paracelsica, N.F. 4 (1989), 24–37

Katharina Biegger, “De invocatione Beatae Mariae Virginis”. Paracelsus und die Marienverehrung (Stuttgart, 1990), 133