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Title Constructing a cult [electronic resource] : the life and veneration of Gudmundr Arason (1161-1237) in the Icelandic written sources / edited by Joanna A. Skórzewska.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.


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Description vii, 311 p. : map.
Series Northern world, 1569-1462 ; v. 51
Northern world ; v. 51.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The source material -- The childhood of a saint -- Adolescence and first steps towards a clerical career -- In vita miracles : the means, the performance, and the criticism -- Guđmundr's relationship with powerful laymen -- The infallible supporters : women and saints -- "The father of the poor"? -- The death of the saint and his posthumous fame -- Appendix 1: Offerings listed in miracle stories (GJtb, GB, and GD) -- Appendix 2: Miracle stories that mention provision of food -- Appendix 3: Translatio of Guđmundr's bones performed by Bishop Auđunn bžorbergsson as recorded in the Icelandic annals -- Appendix 4: The cultus of the vernacular saints as recorded in the Icelandic annals -- Appendix 5: Obituaries of "holy men" in the Icelandic annals -- Appendix 6: Days honouring the Icelandic holy bishops as recorded in charters -- Appendix 7: The geographical distribution of images and sagas of the Icelandic holy bishops -- Appendix 8: Episcopal sees and religious houses in Iceland.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Gudmundur Arason, Bishop of Holár, 1161-1237.
Gudmundur Arason, Bishop of Holár, 1161-1237 -- Public opinion.
Gudmundur Arason, Bishop of Holár, 1161-1237 -- Influence.
Christian saints -- Iceland -- Biography.
Bishops -- Iceland -- Biography.
Christian saints -- Cult -- Iceland -- History -- Sources.
Christian hagiography.
Iceland -- Church history -- Sources.
Iceland -- Religious life and customs -- Sources.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Skórzewska, Joanna A.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9789004194960 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
9789004194977 (e-book)

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