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General Introduction

Bridget Morris

in The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Volume I

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780195166446
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785049 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195166442.003.0001
 General Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief historical background of St. Birgitta of Sweden. It then describes her position as one of the truly forceful prophetic voices of the 14th century, her writings, and the revelations during Birgitta's life. The chapter then considers the translation of Revelationes, and the style of revelation texts.

Keywords: Revelationes; revelation texts; manuscripts; translation

Chapter.  18427 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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