Power and Sainthood

The Case of Birgitta of Sweden

  • Authors
  • Päivi Salmesvuori

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Päivi Salmesvuori
    Pages 1-22
  3. Päivi Salmesvuori
    Pages 23-39
  4. Päivi Salmesvuori
    Pages 41-61
  5. Päivi Salmesvuori
    Pages 63-92
  6. Päivi Salmesvuori
    Pages 93-105
  7. Päivi Salmesvuori
    Pages 107-131
  8. Päivi Salmesvuori
    Pages 133-166
  9. Päivi Salmesvuori
    Pages 167-174
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 175-252

About this book


Analyzing the renowned Saint Birgitta of Sweden from the perspectives of power, authority, and gender, this probing study investigates how Birgitta went about establishing her influence during the first ten years of her career as a living saint, in 1340–1349.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137398932
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48564-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-39893-2
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