Marital relations of Henry the Bearded and Hedwig of Silesia in light of the Legend of Saint Hedwig Cover Image
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Relacje małżeńskie Henryka Brodatego i Jadwigi Śląskiej w świetle „Legendy świętej Jadwigi”
Marital relations of Henry the Bearded and Hedwig of Silesia in light of the Legend of Saint Hedwig

Author(s): Marta Włodarczyk
Subject(s): Middle Ages, Modern Age, 6th to 12th Centuries, 13th to 14th Centuries, 15th Century, 16th Century, 17th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Henry the Bearded; Saint Hedwig of Silesia; marriage; marital relations; sanctity
Summary/Abstract: The main purpose of the text is to analyse the vitae (the Lives) of the Polish princessHedwig (Jadwiga, 1178/80–1243) who was commonly recognised as a saint. This is anattempt to show how the marriage of Henry the Bearded and Hedwig of Silesia wasdescribed in the Lives of the saint. The aim of the research was to examine the specificperception of social relations between sexes and especially the problem of the reversal ofsocial order and the issue of the autonomy of the princesses.

  • Page Range: 21-31
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish