Session807
TitleBetween Local Identities and Transregional Influences: Medieval Saints in the Baltic Sea Region, II
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
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, DFG-Projekt 'Heilige und Helden', Universität Greifswald
 
Moderator/ChairAnti Selart, Institute of History & Archaeology, University of Tartu
 
Paper 807-a Indigenous Visionaries: An Alternative Way of Accessing Religious Change in Scandinavia
(Language: English)
Cordelia Hess, Historisches Institut, Universität Greifswald
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography
Paper 807-b St Birgitta and the Merchants: Brigittine Monasteries across the Baltic Sea in Testamentary Bequests
(Language: English)
Anna-Stina Hägglund, History, Philosophy & Literary Studies Unit, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography
Paper 807-c Sponsa Christi and Beata mater nostra: Birgitta in the Feast Day Sermons of Vadstena Abbey
(Language: English)
Sari Katajala-Peltomaa, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University
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; the cult of Saint Birgitta is a good example of that. This session will discuss the relationship between regional and transregional expressions of sainthood in medieval Sweden.