Holy Rulers and Blessed Princesses Paperback

Dynastic Cults in Medieval Central Europe

by Professor Gabor Klaniczay

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Holy Rulers and Blessed Princesses

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Medieval dynasties frequently relied upon the cult of royal saints for legitimacy. After the early medieval emergence of this type of sainthood, in the central Middle Ages most royal dynasties had saints in their family: Edward the Confessor, Olaf, Canute, Louis IX, Charlemagne, the Emperor Henry II, and Wenceslas are some of the best-known examples. Within this context the saints of the Hungarian ruling dynasty - the Arpadians - constitute a remarkable sequence: St Stephen, St Emeric, St Ladislas, St Elizabeth, St Margaret and other central European blessed princesses, whose convents mirrored the Court of Heaven. This sequence of dynastic saints provide an example of the late medieval evolution of royal and dynastic sainthood. Building upon a series of case studies from Hungary and central Europe, Gabor Klaniczay proposes a synthesis of the multiple forms and transformations of royal and dynastic sainthood in medieval Europe.

Holy Rulers and Blessed Princesses by Professor Gabor Klaniczay was published by Cambridge University Press in August 2007 and is our 54665th best seller. The ISBN for Holy Rulers and Blessed Princesses is 9780521038997.

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Details for Holy Rulers and Blessed Princesses

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (August 2007)
Number of Pages512
Thickness29 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1151392
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