Session1530
TitleSaints at the Margins, III: Failed Saints
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorERC Project 'Cult of Saints', University of Oxford
 
OrganiserBryan Ward-Perkins, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Robert Wiśniewski, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
 
Moderator/ChairClaudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Paper 1530-a Uncertainty and Anxiety in the Mind of Gregory of Tours
(Language: English)
Bryan Ward-Perkins, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography; Religious Life
Paper 1530-b Pagan, Apostate, or Saint?: The Unconvincing Martyrdom of William Longsword, Second Count of Normandy
(Language: English)
David Defries, Department of History, Kansas State University
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography; Religious Life
Paper 1530-c Imperial Peg, Saintly Hole: Eusebius of Caesarea on Constantine
(Language: English)
James Corke-Webster, Department of Classics & Ancient History, Durham University
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography; Religious Life
 
AbstractThe four sessions of 'Saints at the Margins' explore the lower reaches of sainthood: men and women who nearly, but didn't quite make it into sainthood; and those who just succeeded in being accepted as saints, sometimes only to sink slowly back into oblivion. This third session looks at potential saints who just failed to cross the line into sainthood, at least initially.