Birgitta of Sweden (1302/3–1373) was a mother, visionary, counsellor to a king, inventor of her own rule, saint, and one of the best known medieval women in history. As a wife and a mother of eight children, the Swedish noble lady Birgitta was an atypical candidate for sanctity. Yet, only 18 years after her death, in 1391, she was declared a saint by the Pope and became a role model for many late medieval mothers and widows. Power and Sainthood investigates how Birgitta went about establishing her power and authority. Palvi Salmesvuori argues that the crucial factor was her successful performance of her sanctity.
|Status||Publicerad - okt 2014|
|MoE-publikationstyp||C1 Separata vetenskapliga böcker|
|Namn||The New Middle Ages|
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