Mary of Nemmegen is an important and neglected text, significant from a number of different perspectives: Dutch-English literary relations; the use of woodcuts for illustrating texts; the history of the book, especially for its role in the development of the taste for prose narrative; the parallel with Everyman, which also has its source in a Dutch play; the relationship of the tale with lives of the saints; and, most importantly, the fact that it is an analogue of the Faustus story and hence draws on the same traditions of the occult and forbidden contact with demonic powers”.
Mary of Nemmegen. The ca.1518 Translation and the Middle Dutch Analogue, Mariken van Nieumeghen. Edited and translated by Clifford Davidson, Ton Broos and Martin Walsh. Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 2016. Early Drama, Art, and Music Monograph Series XXXI.