This study offers a substantial introduction to the world of Catherine of Siena (1347[-]80), her works and they way her followers responded to her religious leadership and legacy. Although much scholarship has dwelt on her visionary reputation, this volume, written by experts in Catherinian studies, highlights her image as a church reformer, peacemaker, preacher, author, holy woman, stigmatic, saint and politically astute person. Furthermore, it assesses the manuscript tradition of works by and about Catherine of Siena. Few overviews of the historical and cultural circumstances of Catherine of Siena exist in English. A Companion to Catherine of Siena, therefore, makes accessible hitherto elusive details of this Sienese saint’s life and works.
|Translated title of the contribution||A Companion to Catherine of Siena|
|Publisher||Brill Academic Publishers|
|Number of pages||393|
|Volume||Brill’s Companion to the Christian Tradition 32|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|