Power and Sainthood Hardback

The Case of Birgitta of Sweden

by Paivi Salmesvuori;

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Power and Sainthood

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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.

Power and Sainthood by Paivi Salmesvuori was published by Palgrave Macmillan in October 2014. The ISBN for Power and Sainthood is 9781137398925.

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Details for Power and Sainthood

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (October 2014)
Number of Pages276
Thickness15 mm
Height218 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4305181
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