The Oldest Legend: Acts of the Canonization Process, and Miracles of Saint Margaret of Hungary (Central European Medieval Texts 8)

The Oldest Legend: Acts of the Canonization Process, and Miracles of Saint Margaret of Hungary (Central European Medieval Texts 8)

By: Professor Gabor Klaniczay (editor)Hardback

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This bilingual volume (Latin text with English translation) is the second in the series presenting hagiographical narratives from medieval Central Europe. It contains the most important hagiographical corpus of medieval Hungarian history: that of Saint Margaret (1242-1270), daughter of King Bela IV, who lived her life as a Dominican nun. Margaret's cult started immediately after her death and the demand to examine her sanctity was first formulated in 1272. The canonization process recommenced in 1276, followed by further initiatives across the centuries. Margaret was eventually canonized only in 1943. Besides the full Latin text and the English translation of her oldest legend, written between 1272 and 1275, this volume contains the acts of the 110 testimonies of the papal investigation concerning her sainthood, recorded between July and October 1276 and prepared from existing source editions. In addition, the editors include a series of recently discovered documents, including a petition by the bishop of Varad (Oradea) to promote the cause, and the notarial records of a set of miracles that occurred at Margaret's grave in the second half of the fifteenth century. The book ends with a selected bibliography of Saint Margaret and of her hagiography.

About Author

Ildiko Csepregi, a historian of religion, trained as a classicist and medievalist at CEU. Gabor Klaniczay, university professor at CEU, Department of Medieval Studies Bence Peterfi is researcher at theInstitute of History at the Research center of the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Contents

Acknowledgments I. Introduction Gabor Klaniczay Saint Margaret-Royal and Female Sanctity Ildiko Csepregi Preface: The Formation of the Texts recording Margaret's Miracles II. Legenda Vetus - The Oldest Legend Vita beatae Margaritae de Hungaria - Life of the Blessed Margaret of Hungary ca. 1273-1275 III. Acts of the Canonization Process Inquisitio super vita, conversatione et miraculis beatae Margarethae virginis-Inquisition on the life, behavior and miracles of the blessed virgin Margaret 26 June-12 October 1276 IV. Correspondence Relating to Margaret's Medieval Canonization Attempts Bence Peterfi Introduction: The survival of the sources 1 Mandate of Pope Gregory X Ordering the Examination of Margaret's Miracles [May 4, 1272] 2 Mandate of Pope Innocent V to the Canons Umberto Bianchi and de la Corra [May 14, 1276] 3 Mandate of Pope Innocent V to the Canons Umberto Bianchi and de la Corra [May 25, 1276] 4 Letter from Umberto Bianchi and de la Corra to Pope John XXI [ca. 1276] 5 Letter of Rudolf of Habsburg, King of the Romans to the Pope [1277] 6 Petition of Emeric, Bishop of Varad, to the Holy See [ca. 1305-1314] 7 Mandate of Pope Urban VI for a New Inquest on Margaret of Hungary [June 1, 1379] 8 Letter of King Mathias to Pope Pius II [1462-1464] 9 Letter of King Matthias to the collegium of Cardinals [1462-1464] V. A New Series of Miracles at the Tomb of Blessed Margaret Bence Peterfi Introduction to the Charters 1-11 Charters of the Chapter of Buda, 1460-1467 Select Bibliography Select Hagiography of Saint Margaret of Hungary Index of Proper Names Index of Places

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789633862186
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 850
  • ID: 9789633862186
  • ISBN10: 9633862183

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