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The making of Christian myths in the periphery of Latin christendom (c. 1000-1300) /
edited by Lars Boje Mortensen.
imprint
Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum Press, 2006.
description
348 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
8763504073 (hd.bd.)
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Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum Press, 2006.
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8763504073 (hd.bd.)
contents note
Constructing the past: religious dimensions and historical consciousness in Adam of Bremen's Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum / Hans-Werner Goetz -- Pilgrims, missionaries and martyrs: the holy in Bede, Orkneyinga saga, and Knýtlinga saga / Carl Phelpstead -- The function of the saints in early Bohemian historical writing / Marie Bláhová -- The beginnings of local hagiography in Iceland: the lives of Bishops Þorlákr and Jón / Ásdis Egilsdóttir -- The friend of the meek: the late medieval miracles of a twelfth-century Icelandic saint / Ármann Jakobsson -- God and the saints in medieval Polish historiography / Norbert Kersken -- In the presence of the dead: Saint Canute the Duke in Saxo Grammaticus's Gesta danorum / Karsten Friis -- Royal saints in Hungarian chronicles, legends and liturgy / Lázló Veszprémy Sanctified beginnings and mythopoietic moments: the first wave of writing on the past in Norway, Denmark, and Hungary, c. 1000-1230 / Lars Boje Mortensen -- Divine elections for nations: a difficult rhetoric for medieval scholars? / Mary Garrison -- Constructing religious pasts: summary reflections / Håkan Rydving -- Reflections on historiography and the holy: center and periphery / Patrick Geary.
catalogue key
6004541
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Constructing the past : religious dimensions and historical consciousness in Adam of Bremen's Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificump. 17
Pilgrims, missionaries and martyrs : the holy in Bede, Orkneyinga saga and Knytlinga sagap. 53
The function of the saints in early Bohemian historical writingp. 83
The beginnings of local hagiography in Iceland : the lives of Bishops Thorlakr and Jonp. 121
The friend of the meek : the late medieval miracles of a twelfth-century Icelandic saintp. 135
God and the saints in medieval Polish historiographyp. 153
In the presence of the dead : Saint Canute the Duke in Saxo Grammaticus's Gesta Danorump. 195
Royal saints in Hungarian chronicles, legends and liturgyp. 217
Sanctified beginnings and mythopoietic moments : the first wave of writing on the past in Norway, Denmark, and Hungary, c. 1000-1230p. 247
Divine election for nations - a difficult rhetoric for medieval scholars?p. 275
Constructing religious pasts : summary reflectionsp. 315
Reflections on historiography and the holy : center and peripheryp. 323
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