Sanctity in the North: Saints, Lives, and Cults in Medieval Scandinavia (Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (Tonis)) (Paperback)

Sanctity in the North: Saints, Lives, and Cults in Medieval Scandinavia (Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (Tonis)) By Thomas A. DuBois (Editor) Cover Image
By Thomas A. DuBois (Editor)
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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802094100
ISBN-10: 0802094104
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2007
Pages: 399
Language: English
Series: Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (Tonis)