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The Life and Afterlife of St. Elizabeth of Hungary (Hardback)

P&S History > Medieval World > Medieval Religion

Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780199732586
Published: 27th January 2011
Casemate UK Academic


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A study and translation of the testimony given by witnesses at the canonization hearings of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, who died in 1231 in Marburg, Germany, at the age of twenty-four. The bulk of the depositions were taken from people who claimed to have been healed by the intercession of this new saint. Their descriptions of their maladies and their efforts to secure relief at Elizabeth's shrine in Marburg provide the modern reader not only with a detailed, inside look at the genesis of a saint's cult, but also with an unusually clear window into the lives and hopes of ordinary people living in Germany at the time.

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