Power and Sainthood. The Case of Birgitta of Sweden

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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.
UtgivningsortNew York
FörlagPalgrave Macmillan
Antal sidor276
ISBN (tryckt)9781137398925
ISBN (elektroniskt)9781137398949
StatusPublicerad - okt 2014
MoE-publikationstypC1 Separata vetenskapliga böcker


NamnThe New Middle Ages
FörlagPalgrave Macmillan


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