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Isabel of Aragon (d.1336) : model queen or model saint?

McCleery, I. M. (2006) 'Isabel of Aragon (d.1336) : model queen or model saint?', Journal of ecclesiastical history., 57 (4). pp. 668-692.


Very little work has been done on Iberian queens and even less on Iberian saints. This study of Isabel of Aragon (c. 1270–1336), wife of King Dinis of Portugal (1279–1325), who was venerated as a saint from shortly after her death, aims to explore the relationship between Isabel's queenship and her sainthood. It engages with recent research, and critiques obvious comparisons between Isabel and her great-aunt St Elizabeth of Thuringia. Isabel may also be compared with numerous other medieval European queens and her main vita displays striking similarities to royal courtesy literature found elsewhere.

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