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THE SANCTITY OF THE LEADERS
Holy Kings, Princes, Bishops, and Abbots from Central Europe (11th to 13th Centuries)

SANCTITAS PRINCIPUM
Sancti Reges, Duces, Episcopi et Abbates Europae Centralis (Saec. XI-XIII)

 

Edited and introductory essay by Gábor Klaniczay, University Professor of Medieval Studies at the Central European University, Permanent Fellow of Collegium Budapest
Translated and annotated by János M. Bak, Nóra Berend, Cristian Gaşpar and Marina Miladinov

The latest title in the Central European Medieval Texts series contains lives of saints in the latest critical edition of the Latin original and their first English translation. In the 11th-13th centuries in the newly christianized countries (Bohemia, Poland, Hungary and Dalmatia) political leaders dominated the list of newly canonized saints, as opposed to the pious proselytizers of the previous period. (The hagiographical narratives of the latter were published in the preceding volume of the series.) Prefaces to each “vita” discuss the textual tradition. In an appendix the extensive hagiographical literature of the saints is being critically surveyed.

Content

Introduction: Hagiography in East-Central Europe
Life of Saint Stephen, King of Hungary (Vita minor)
Life of Saint Emeric
Passion of Saint Gerard
Life of Saint Ladislas, King of Hungary
Life of St John of Trogir 
Life of St. Procopius
Life of Saint Stanislas

Forthcoming in 2016
220 pages, cloth, bilingual
ISBN: 978-615-5225-28-4 $60.00 / €55.00 / £50.00

Central European Medieval Texts Series, Volume VII
ISSN 1419-7782

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