Apparitions in Late Medieval and Renaissance Spain / Edition 1

Apparitions in Late Medieval and Renaissance Spain / Edition 1

by William A. Christian
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Apparitions in Late Medieval and Renaissance Spain / Edition 1

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691008264
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 02/01/1989
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

William A. Christian, Jr., is an independent scholar who lives in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. He is the author of Person and God in a Spanish Valley and Local Religion in Sixteenth-Century Spain (both Princeton).

Table of Contents

List of Figuresvii
Introduction: When People Meet God3
Chapter 1Late Medieval Apparitions in Castile10
Introduction: Rural Life and Religion10
Mary of Light with Matins Processions26
Santa Gadea (Burgos), 139926
Jaen, 143040
Mary of the Cross in Castile57
Cubas (Madrid), 144957
Cubas and Guadalupe87
Two Saints in the Sierra de Guadarrama93
Anthony of Padua, Navas de Zarzuela (Segovia), 145594
Michael the Archangel, Navalagamella (Madrid), 1455100
Mary of the Cross, A Reprise103
Escalona (Segovia), c. 1490103
Chapter 2Late Medieval Apparitions in Catalonia111
The Catalan Context111
El Miracle (Lleida), 1458113
Jafre (Girona), 1460126
El Torn (Girona), 1483132
Pinos (Lleida), 1507137
Two Early Modern Visions: Reus (Tarragona), 1592, and Sant Aniol (Girona), 1618140
Catalan and Castilian Messages144
Chapter 3Repression of Apparitions: The Inquisition in La Mancha150
Visions of Juan de Rabe, La Mota del Cuervo (Cuenca), c. 1514, 1516152
Visions of Francisca la Brava, Quintanar de la Orden, 1523159
Chapter 4General Themes in the Visions188
The Case of Jeanne d'Arc and Criteria for Verification of Visions188
Spanish Visions and the Renewal of the Local Devotional System203
Sources and Diffusion of the Vision Stories207
The Logic of Divine Behavior212
Children, Saints, and the Plague215
Documentary Appendix of Spanish Texts245
1.Santa Gadea, 1399245
2.Jaen, 1430250
3.Cubas, 1449262
5.Navas de Zarzuela, 1455279
6.Escalona, c. 1490283
7.El Miracle, 1458288
8.Jafre, 1460299
9.El Torn, 1483302
10.Pinos, 1507305
11.Sant Aniol, 1618306
12.La Mota, c. 1514, 1516308
13.Quintanar de la Orden, 1523312

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