Sanctity in the North : saints, lives, and cults in Medieval Scandinavia

edited by Thomas A. DuBois

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 complement the translations and reflect the contributors' own disciplinary groundings in folklore, philology, medieval, and religious...

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Other Authors: DuBois, Thomas A. 1960-
Format: Book
Published: Toronto ; London : University of Toronto Press, c2008.
Series:Toronto Old Norse and Icelandic studies ; 3
Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic series ; 3
Physical Description:viii, 399 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN(s):9780802091307 (hbk.)
Language note:Includes some text translated from Latin and Nordic languages.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Missionary Saints
  • St Ansgar: His Swedish Mission and Its Larger Context
  • Sts Sunniva and Henrik: Scandinavian Martyr Saints in Their Hagiographic and National Contexts
  • Part II. Royal Saints
  • St Olaf and the Skalds
  • Sacred Non-Violence, Cowardice Profaned: St Magnus of Orkney in Nordic Hagiography and Historiography
  • St Knud Lavard: A Saint for Denmark
  • The Cult of St Eric, King and Martyr, in Medieval Sweden
  • Part III. Holy Bishops and Nuns
  • Pride and Politics in Late-Twelfth-Century Iceland: The Sanctity of Bishop Porlakr Porhallsson
  • St Katarina in Her Own Light
  • Part IV. Saints' Lives in Lived Context
  • Hendreks saga og Kunegundis: Marital Consent in the Legend of Henry and Cunegund
  • Better Off Dead: Approaches to Medieval Miracles
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors
  • Index.