Saints and Sainthood around the Baltic Sea: Identity, Literacy, and Communication in the Middle Ages
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This collection of articles covers most of the Baltic Region with a special focus on the cult of saints in Russia, Prussia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and Latvia (more commonly referred to in the Middle Ages as Livonia). The articles cover a wide range of topics, for example the introduction of foreign (and ‘old’) saints into new regions, the creation of new local cults of saints in newly Christianized regions, the role of the cult of saints in the creation of political and lay identities, the adaption of the cult of saints in folk poetry and the potential role of saints in times of war. The articles will also address questions of methodology in the research on the medieval cult of saints. Chronologically, the articles cover most of the Middle Ages from the Scandinavian Varangians in Rus in the 10th century to the late medieval Northern societies of the late 15th century.
|Publisher||Medieval Institute Publications|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Series||Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture|
- Faculty of Theology - Saints, Sainthood, Baltic Sea Region, Middle Ages, Identity, Literacy, Communication