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Elizabeth of Spalbeek: A Prince’s Death, a Queen’s Crime, and a King’s Sin

Sean L. Field

in Courting Sanctity: Holy Women and the Capetians

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736193
eISBN:
9781501736209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736193.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Elizabeth of Spalbeek was already a well-known if controversial visionary by 1276. In that year a prophecy was attributed to her in which she claimed that God was angry with King Philip III because ... More


The Mark of a Saintly Woman

Carolyn Muessig

in The Stigmata in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198795643
eISBN:
9780191836947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795643.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 analyses how stigmatization became predominantly linked to women and female spirituality. It considers the strong theological defence that evolved in the second half of the thirteenth ... More


Writing Holy Women, 1282–85

Sean L. Field

in Courting Sanctity: Holy Women and the Capetians

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736193
eISBN:
9781501736209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736193.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chroniclers such as Primat writing about the Capetians in the 1270s made little mention of holy women, but in the 1280s, spurred on by canonization hearings for Louis IX, there was a flurry of ... More


Epilogue: Echoes and Afterlives

Sean L. Field

in Courting Sanctity: Holy Women and the Capetians

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736193
eISBN:
9781501736209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736193.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

After 1314 new scandals at the Capetian court focused on women as dangers, including Philip IV’s attack on his own daughters-in-law but also charges of sorcery against the royal cousin Mahaut of ... More


Courting Sanctity: Holy Women and the Capetians

Sean L. Field

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736193
eISBN:
9781501736209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736193.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Courting Sanctity traces the shifting relationship between holy women and the French royal court across the long thirteenth century. It argues that during the reign of Louis IX (r. 1226-70) holy ... More


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