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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 607: Comparative Hagiography in Early Medieval Europe, II: Northern Europe

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Anne-Marie Helvétius,
Moderator/Chair:Anne-Marie Helvétius,
Paper 607-aStephen of Ripon's Life of Bishop Wilfrid, and the Study of Early Medieval Hagiography from Rome to the British Isles
(Language: English)
Hérold P. C. Pettiau, Laboratoire de Recherche en Histoire, Université du Luxembourg
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography
Paper 607-bWillibald, Hygeburg, and the Frontiers of Hagiography
(Language: English)
James Palmer, School of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography
Paper 607-cThe Slaughtered Foreigner's Topos between Franche-Comté and Lotharingia
(Language: English)
Anne Wagner, Centre de Recherche Universitaire Lorrain d'Histoire (CRULH), Université de Lorraine / Département d'histoire, Université de Franche-Comté
Index terms: Hagiography, Religious Life

So far, researches on the production of pre-Gregorian hagiography are organised according to cultural areas, and tend to underline specificities of each one (i.e. Visigothic, Frankish, Irish, Anglo-Saxon, Breton hagiography etc). It could be interesting to overstep these frontiers in order to go to the root of resemblances and differences in the process of writing saints' lives. As a first step, scholars specialised in different areas will try to set a status questions, and to suggest ways toward further comparative studies.