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

McCleery, IM

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IM McCleery


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.


McCleery, I. (2006). Isabel of Aragon (d.1336): model queen or model saint?. Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 57(4), 668-692.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 1, 2006
Deposit Date May 22, 2008
Publicly Available Date May 22, 2008
Journal Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Print ISSN 0022-0469
Electronic ISSN 1469-7637
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 57
Issue 4
Pages 668-692


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© 2006 Cambridge University Press

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