Margaret, saint and 11th-century Queen of the Scots, remains an often-cited yet little-understood historical figure. Keene's analysis of sources in terms of both time and place – including her Life of Saint Margaret , translated for the first time – allows for an informed understanding of the forces that shaped this captivating woman.
About the Author
Catherine Keene is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Medieval History and Literature, and Interim Director of the Medieval Studies Program at Southern Methodist University, USA.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. A Noble and Unknowable Lineage 2. An Exile in Hungary 3. An Anglo-Saxon Princess 4. A Wife of the King 5. A Queen of the Scots 6. A Pious Woman 7. The Cornerstone of Margaret's Cult 8. A Dynastic Saint 9. A Canonized Saint Conclusion Appendix: Translation of the Dunferline Vita
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"This study on the life and cult of Margaret of Scotland offers a combination of biographic and hagiographic approach. It is founded in ample international scholarship on the different political and religious contexts where she lived and where her memory got fashioned. A colorful inquiry on a fascinating person and an impressive saintly queen mother." - Gábor Klaniczay, Professor of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest