Birgitta of Sweden (1303–1373) was one of the most prolific religious visionaries of her time, with an impact on literature that extended well into the Renaissance and further.
This database maps the Italian and Latin manuscripts and early print editions of Birgitta’s revelations and minor works in Italy, as well as any writings concerning the canonization process and her life and miracles. The interactive map shows where in Italy the manuscripts are to be found and where the printed books were first published, as well as where these prints can be read today. There are also descriptions about her works, as well as short biographies of writers and intellectuals connected to or influenced by Birgitta.
The database is part of the international research project The Legacy of Birgitta of Sweden: Women, Politics and Reform in Renaissance Italy, funded by the Research Council of Norway (2018–2021).