Saints and sainthood around the Baltic Sea: Identity, literacy, and communication in the Middle Ages

C.S. Jensen (Editor), T.R. Sands (Editor), N.H. Petersen (Editor), K.V. Jensen (Editor), T.M.S. Lehtonen (Editor)

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This volume addresses the history of saints and sainthood in the Middle Ages in the Baltic Region, with a special focus on the cult of saints in Russia, Prussia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, and Latvia (Livonia). Essays explore such topics as 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, and the potential role of saints in times of war. © 2018 by the Board of Trustees of Western Michigan University. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKalamazoo, MI
PublisherMedieval Institute Publications
Number of pages324
ISBN (Print)978-1-58044-323-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-58044-324-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeC2 Edited book

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • 615 History and Archaeology

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