Power and Sainthood. The Case of Birgitta of Sweden

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Salmesvuori , P 2014 , Power and Sainthood. The Case of Birgitta of Sweden . The New Middle Ages , Palgrave Macmillan , New York . < http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/power-and-sainthood-p%EF%BF%BD%EF%BF%BDivi-salmesvuori/?k=9781137398925&loc=uk >

Title: Power and Sainthood. The Case of Birgitta of Sweden
Author: Salmesvuori, Päivi
Contributor organization: Faculty of Theology
Teachers' Academy
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Date: 2014-10
Language: eng
Number of pages: 276
Belongs to series: The New Middle Ages
ISBN: 9781137398925
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/144219
Abstract: 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.
Subject: 614 Theology
Gender and History
Feminism and Feminist Theory
615 History and Archaeology
Medieval History
History of Philosophy and Religion Gender and Women's History
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: openAccess
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