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The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Volume IIILiber Caelestis, Books VI–VII$
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Bridget Morris

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195166279

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166279.001.0001

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Here Begins The Prologue to The Last Book

Here Begins The Prologue to The Last Book

(p.205) Book VII Here Begins The Prologue to The Last Book
The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Volume III
Denis Searby, Bridget Morris
Oxford University Press

Book VII describes Birgitta’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1372. Within a chronological framework the book describes the outward journey from Rome, via Naples and Cyprus, to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The two central visions are the crucifixion and nativity, both thought to have had an influence on subsequent depictions in Christian iconography and art. There are messages concerning the political situation in Cyprus and a secular political message is thereby woven into the devotional visions and underlines their contemporary impact. Birgitta’s death and some of her final messages to humankind are recorded at the end of the book.

Keywords:   Cyprus, Holy Land, iconography, Jerusalem, Naples, pilgrimage

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