Georg Morgenstiernes hus (map)
Mapping Birgitta’s network in Italy is crucial in order to understand the future impact of her Revelaciones. The Revelaciones may be regarded as the starting point for the extraordinary surge of women writers in Italy in the Renaissance
The impact of Birgitta’s legacy and writings on Renaissance and Reformation Italy has yet to be fully explored, and there is still much to be revealed.
It was not only in Florence that Birgitta’s texts and message of reform enjoyed attention by Italian scribes and printers; further to Latin and vernacular manuscripts, numerous editions or extracts of Revelaciones were published in Rome after 1510 as the publishing boom of the sixteenth century began.
In the final subproject we will explore how Birgitta also came to represent a model for Catholic women who wrote in the Counter-Reformation in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century.