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Queenship and Sanctity: The Lives of Mathilda and the Epitaph of Adelheid (Medieval Texts in Translation)
by Sean Gilsdorf and Odilo of Cluny
Catholic University of America Press, 2004
Paper: 978-0-8132-1374-3 | eISBN: 978-0-8132-1608-9
Library of Congress Classification DD137.9.M38Q84 2004
Dewey Decimal Classification 943.0220922

Queenship and Sanctity brings together for the first time in English the anonymous Lives of Mathilda and Odilo of Cluny's Epitaph of Adelheid. Richly annotated, with an extensive introduction placing the texts and their subjects in historical and hagiographical context, it provides teachers and students with a crucial set of sources for the history of Europe (particularly Germany) in the tenth and eleventh centuries, for the development of sacred biography and medieval notions of sanctity, and for the life of aristocratic and royal women in the early Middle Ages.

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