En legend till firandet av Birgittas kanonisationsdag

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Abstract

An introduction to and edition of a previously unpublished legend for the Canonization Day of the Swedish national saint, Birgitta Birgersdotter. The legend exists today in one single manuscript, Uppsala University Library, ms. C 24, written in the second half of the fifteenth century. The legend has three main parts: the first describes the holy life of St Birgitta in the form of two "sermons"; the second part is a very brief account of miracles performed by or through the saint; and the third part describes the process leading to her canonization. The legend as a whole draws on about a dozen identifiable sources and one or more that cannot be identified. From an unknown source come two miracles that appear in part three.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Keywords

  • canonization, Bridget of Sweden, Saint Birgitta, Matheus de Cracovia, medieval religion, Vadstena Abbey, Johannes Hiltalinger de Basilea, saints' legends, miracles
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDicit Scriptura: Studier i C-samlingen tillägnade Monica Hedlund
EditorsSara Risberg
PublisherSällskapet Runica et Mediaevalia
Pages91-109
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo

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ISSN (Print)1103-7989

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (015017000)