The Miracles of St John Capistan (Hardcover)

By Stanko Andric, S. Andric

Central European University Press, 9789639116689, 476pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2000

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Description

St. John of Capistran was an Observant Franciscan preacher, a victorious Crusader at Belgrade in 1456, and died thereafter in Ilok (a city located on the periphery of western Christianity in Croatia). Evidences on his miracles were collected for his canonization process. Based on a careful study of the widely scattered manuscripts on Capistranean miracles and reconstructed with the help of microscopic philological analysis, offers one of the most complex miracle collections in the history of medieval hagiography. These accounts provide an unparalleled insight into the history of everyday life and into the various hardships, illnesses, hopes and anxieties during the late medieval and early modern period.