The Oldest Legend: Acts of the Canonization Process, and Miracles of Saint Margaret of Hungary

January 30, 2018

Edited by historian lldiko Csepregi,  CEU Professor Gabor Klaniczay, and researcher Bence Peterfi, this bilingual volume (Latin text with English translation) contains the most important hagiographical corpus of medieval Hungarian history: that of Saint Margaret (1242–1270), daughter of King Bela IV, who lived her life as a Dominican nun. Margaret’s cult started immediately after her death and the demand to examine her sanctity was first formulated in 1272. The canonization process recommenced in 1276, followed by further initiatives across the centuries. Margaret was eventually canonized only in 1943.
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