IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1103: Saints and Manuscripts

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Sally Crumplin, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Julia M. H. Smith, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Paper 1103-aThe Vita Columbani and the Nuns of Faremoutiers
(Language: English)
Lindsay Victoria Rudge, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1103-bAmorphous Saints: The Case of St Cuthbert
(Language: English)
Sally Crumplin, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1103-cPeeling back the Layers: Manuscript Evidence for two Late Medieval Saints
(Language: English)
Iona McCleery, School of History & Classics, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Spanish/Portuguese
Abstract

This session aims to explore the multifarious depictions of saints through the nuances of manuscript evidence. The papers have diverse foci in tems of the saints in question and their geographical and temporal content. The first paper uses manuscripts of the Vita Columbani and discusses the way in which they depict the nuns of Faremoutiers. The second explores contrasting twelfth-century depictions of St Cuthbert in contemporaneous manuscripts from England and the continent. The final paper investigates the scanty manuscript for two Portugese saints from the late medieval period.