Sahlin undertakes with verve and scholarship the tsk of placing Birgitta's remarkable career in its context, identifying her supporters and critics and comparing her and her message with that of othr female visionaries... A fine contribution to the growing literature on Birgitta and the Brigittine Order. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW (Jeremy Catto) Astute analysis of one of the great prophetic voices of the middle ages... an important contribution to our understanding of medieval mysticism. SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES (US Erudite and extremely readable account of Birgitta's prophecies and their reception, during Birgitta's lifetime and posthumously. MYSTICS QUARTERLY
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Professor Claire Shalin teaches at Texas Women's University.