IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 707: Comparative Hagiography in Early Medieval Europe, III: The Irish Link

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Jean-Michel Picard, School of Languages, Literatures & Film, Arts & Celtic Studies, University College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Jean-Michel Picard, School of Languages, Literatures & Film, Arts & Celtic Studies, University College Dublin
Paper 707-aThe Hagiographer and Kingship in Irish and Frankish Hagiography
(Language: English)
Charles Doherty, Department of Early Irish History, University College Dublin
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography
Paper 707-bImagining Conversion in Irish and Anglo-Saxon Hagiography
(Language: English)
Elva Johnston, School of History, University College Dublin
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 707-cEvangelical Miracles in Irish and Frankish Hagiography: A Significant Difference
(Language: English)
Jean-Michel Picard, School of Languages, Literatures & Film, Arts & Celtic Studies, University College Dublin
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

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.