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The Resource The saint and the chopped-up baby : the cult of Vincent Ferrer in medieval and early modern Europe, Laura Ackerman Smoller

The saint and the chopped-up baby : the cult of Vincent Ferrer in medieval and early modern Europe, Laura Ackerman Smoller

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The saint and the chopped-up baby : the cult of Vincent Ferrer in medieval and early modern Europe
Title
The saint and the chopped-up baby
Title remainder
the cult of Vincent Ferrer in medieval and early modern Europe
Statement of responsibility
Laura Ackerman Smoller
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Language
eng
Summary
Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419), a celebrated Dominican preacher from Valencia, was revered as a living saint during his lifetime, receiving papal canonization within fifty years of his death. In The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby, Laura Ackerman Smoller recounts the fascinating story of how Vincent became the subject of widespread devotion, ranging from the saint's tomb in Brittany to cult centers in Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and Latin America, where Vincent is still venerated today. Along the way, Smoller traces the long and sometimes contentious process of establishing a stable image of a new saint. Vincent came to be epitomized by a singularly arresting miracle tale in which a mother kills, chops up, and cooks her own baby, only to have the child restored to life by the saint's intercession. This miracle became a key emblem in the official portrayal of the saint promoted by the papal court and the Dominican order, still haunted by the memory of the Great Schism (1378-1414) that had rent the Catholic Church for nearly forty years. Vincent, however, proved to be a potent religious symbol for others whose agendas did not necessarily align with those of Rome. Whether shoring up the political legitimacy of Breton or Aragonese rulers, proclaiming a new plague saint, or trumpeting their own holiness, individuals imposed their own meanings on the Dominican saint. Drawing on nuanced readings of canonization inquests, hagiography, liturgical sources, art, and devotional materials, Smoller tracks these various appropriations from the time of Vincent's 1455 canonization through the eve of the Enlightenment. In the process, she brings to life a long, raucous discussion ranging over many centuries. The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby restores the voices of that conversation in all its complexity
Biography type
contains biographical information
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N$T
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1960-
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Smoller, Laura Ackerman
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Vincent Ferrer
  • Vincent Ferrer
  • Vincentius
  • Christian hagiography
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • Christian hagiography
  • Cults
  • Europe
  • Heiligenverehrung
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The saint and the chopped-up baby : the cult of Vincent Ferrer in medieval and early modern Europe, Laura Ackerman Smoller
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The situation -- The process of canonization -- Shaping the narratives of the saint -- Creating the official image of the saint -- Competing stories : whose Vincent Ferrer is it, anyway? -- The afterlife of the chopped-up baby : the sixteenth century and beyond -- Epilogue : Saint Vincent Ferrer in the Spanish Americas
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ocn869282483
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1 online resource
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online
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9780801470974
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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  • 10.7591/9780801470974
  • ebc3138560
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22573/ctt592qpz
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remote
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(OCoLC)869282483
Label
The saint and the chopped-up baby : the cult of Vincent Ferrer in medieval and early modern Europe, Laura Ackerman Smoller
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The situation -- The process of canonization -- Shaping the narratives of the saint -- Creating the official image of the saint -- Competing stories : whose Vincent Ferrer is it, anyway? -- The afterlife of the chopped-up baby : the sixteenth century and beyond -- Epilogue : Saint Vincent Ferrer in the Spanish Americas
Control code
ocn869282483
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801470974
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.7591/9780801470974
  • ebc3138560
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt592qpz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869282483

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