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The Life and Afterlife of St. Elizabeth of Hungary
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The Life and Afterlife of St. Elizabeth of Hungary: Testimony from her Canonization Hearings

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

Abstract

This book is a study and translation of the testimony given by witnesses at the canonization hearings of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, who died in 1231 at age 24 in Marburg, Germany. In January 1233 and again in January 1235, papal commissioners interviewed hundreds of people as witnesses to the healing miracles associated with Elizabeth’s shrine. What these witnesses said about their maladies and their cures provides an unusually clear window into the workings of a nascent saint cult within the context of rural Germany. When the commission convened for the second time, it also heard from Elizabet ... More

Keywords: Elizabeth of Hungary, canonization, Thuringia, Marburg, Conrad of Marburg, miracles, hospital, healings, saint cult, Ludwig IV, mendicants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199732586
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732586.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Baxter Wolf, contributor
Pomona College
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