Étiqueté : sainteté

Parution : Jenni Kuuliala, Saints, Infirmity, and Community in the Late Middle Ages, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2020

Bodily suffering and patient, Christlike attitudes towards that suffering were among the key characteristics of sainthood throughout the medieval period. Drawing on new work in medieval dis/ability studies, this book analyses the meanings given to putative saints’ bodily infirmities in late medieval canonization hearings. How was an individual saint’s bodily ailment investigated in the inquests, and how did the witnesses (re)construct the saintly candidates’ ailments? What meanings were given to infirmity when providing proofs for...

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