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Title Sanctity in the North : saints, lives, and cults in Medieval Scandinavia / edited by Thomas A. DuBois.
Imprint Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, 2008 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Gibson Library Connections, 2010)

Series Toronto Old Norse and Icelandic studies
Toronto Old Norse and Icelandic studies.
Subject Christian saints -- Scandinavia.
Christian saints -- Cult -- Scandinavia.
Spirituality -- Scandinavia -- History -- To 1500.
Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- Scandinavia -- Translations into English.
Scandinavian literature -- Translations into English.
Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- Scandinavia -- History and criticism.
Scandinavian literature -- History and criticism.
Christian hagiography.
Alt Name DuBois, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrew), 1960-
Description 1 online resource (viii, 399 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, music.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-373) and index.
Note Includes some text translated from Latin and Nordic languages.
Contents St Ansgar : his Swedish mission and its larger context / Scott A. Mellor -- Sts Sunniva and Henrik : Scandinavian martyr saints in their hagiographic and national contexts / Thomas A. Dubois -- St Olaf and the skalds / John Lindow -- Sacred non-violence, cowardice profaned : St Magnus of Orkney in Nordic hagiography and historiograaphy / Maria-Claudia Tomany -- St Knud Lavard : a saint for Denmark / Thomas A. Dubois and Niels Ingwersen -- The cult of St Eric, king and martyr, in medieval Sweden / Tracey R. Sands -- Pride and politics in late-twelfth-century Iceland : the sanctity of Bishop Thorlakr Thorhallsson / Kirsten Wolf -- St Katarina in her own light / Thomas A. Dubois -- Hendreks saga og Kunegundis : marital consent in the legend of Henry and Cunegund / Marianne E. Kalinke -- Better off dead : approaches to medieval miracles / Margaret Cormack.
Summary With original translations of primary texts and articles by leading researchers in the field, Sanctity in the North gives an introduction to the literary production associated with the cult of the saints in medieval Scandinavia.For more than five hundred years, Nordic clerics and laity venerated a host of saints through liturgical celebrations, written manuscripts, visual arts, and oral traditions. Textual evidence of this widespread and important aspect of medieval spirituality abounds. Written biographies (or vitae), compendia of witnessed miracles, mass propers, homilies, sagas and chronicles, dramatic scripts, hymns, and ballads are among the region's surviving medieval manuscripts and early published books.Sanctity in the North features English translations of texts from Latin or vernacular Nordic languages, in many cases for the first time. The accompanying essays concerning the texts, saints, cults, and history of the period complement the translations and reflect the contributors' own disciplinary groundings in folklore, philology, medieval, and religious studies.
ISBN 9781442689060 (electronic bk.)
1442689064 (electronic bk.)
9780802091307
080209130X
9780802094100
0802094104
OCLC # 635459169
Additional Format Print version: Sanctity in the North. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2008 (DLC) 2008396119



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