TitleBetween Local Identities and Transregional Influences: Medieval Saints in the Baltic Sea Region, I
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
SponsorDFG Projekt 'Heilige und Helden von der Christianisierung bis zum Nationalismus: Symbole, Bilder, Erinnerung (Nord-West Russland, baltische und nordische Länder)', Universität Greifswald
OrganiserGustavs Strenga, Historisches Institut, Universität Greifswald
Moderator/ChairGustavs Strenga, Historisches Institut, Universität Greifswald
Paper 707-a From Patrociny to Hagio-Toponym: Toponymic Changes and the Saints' Cult in Medieval Livonia
(Language: English)
Anti Selart, Institute of History & Archaeology, University of Tartu
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography
Paper 707-b Orthodox Saints of Karelia: Medieval Cults and National Romanticist Interpolations
(Language: English)
Kati Parppei, Department of Geographical & Historical Studies, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography
AbstractThe medieval saints were not just religious figures. Their cults expressed local social and political contexts and the study of them allows to reveal regional histories. However, medieval sainthood had the potential to be a transregional phenomenon. This session will discuss the relationship between regional and transregional expressions of sainthood in medieval Northern (Livonia and Finland) and Eastern (kingdom of Poland, Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and the Republic of Novgorod) Europe and allow to compare Orthodox and Catholic saints' cults in this respect.