"The Bleeding Image and other Strange Miracles"

The book Verta vuotava kuva ja muita outoja ihmeitä. Eletty usko myöhäiskeskiajalla (”The Bleeding Image and other Strange Miracles. Lived Religion in the Late Middle Ages”) by Sari Katajala-Peltomaa, Jenni Kuuliala and Marika Räsänen (Gaudeamus 2022) is out now! The book, written in Finnish, examines miracle accounts that were somehow surprising or exceptional for a modern reader but also in their medieval context. It argues that miracle narrations are eminently suitable material to study how induvial aspects, like bodily elements, senses and emotions, were entangled with official liturgy, politics and power struggles within religion-as-lived.

More information available (in Finnish) on the publisher’s website.