Book/Printed Material Revelations of Saint Bridget of Sweden. Uppenbarelser

About this Item

Title

  • Revelations of Saint Bridget of Sweden.

Other Title

  • Uppenbarelser

Summary

  • Saint Birgitta (or Bridget) of Sweden (circa 1303--73) was known for her revelations, which she reportedly wrote down in Swedish and then had translated into Latin by one of her two confessors. When she took ill, she changed her usual practice, and dictated her revelations to one of the confessors, who then translated them into Latin. In the manuscript collection at the National Library of Sweden is preserved a document that offers a unique insight into the origins of Birgitta's revelations. It consists of three leaves of paper, one a single leaf and two sewn together, on which is a draft, written in Swedish by Birgitta herself, of two revelations. The text contains many spelling errors and changes in Birgitta's hand that support the conclusion that these were drafts. The language used by Birgitta contained some loan words in Latin and uncommon native expressions. The autographs were owned by the Vadstena Abbey, the principal house of the Bridgettines, the religious community founded by Saint Birgitta in circa 1350. The abbey was dispersed in 1595 and the manuscript eventually came to the National Library of Sweden in 1854.

Names

  • Bridget, of Sweden, Saint, approximately 1303-1373 Author.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1350 to 1373]

Headings

  • -  Sweden
  • -  1350 to 1373
  • -  Literature, Medieval
  • -  Private revelations
  • -  Saints
  • -  Visions

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Shelfmark: A 65"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 3 leaves : paper ; 1 sheet, 29.1 x 22.5 centimeters, and 2 sheets, sewn together, 58 x 22.5 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Sweden.
  • -  Content in Swedish.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667919

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

Bridget, Of Sweden, Saint, Approximately Author. Revelations of Saint Bridget of Sweden. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1373, 1350] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667919/.

APA citation style:

Bridget, O. S. (1350) Revelations of Saint Bridget of Sweden. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1373] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667919/.

MLA citation style:

Bridget, Of Sweden, Saint, Approximately Author. Revelations of Saint Bridget of Sweden. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1373, 1350] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667919/>.