IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1003: Thomas Becket: Aspects of the Cult of St Thomas

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Marie-Pierre Gelin, Department of History, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Michael Staunton, School of History, University College Dublin
Paper 1003-aA Saint for All Seasons: The Liturgical St Thomas
(Language: English)
Anne J. Duggan, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Hagiography, Liturgy
Paper 1003-bArchbishop Becket and the Sport of Kings: Falconry and Hawking in the Miracles of St Thomas
(Language: English)
Gesine E. Oppitz-Trotman, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography
Paper 1003-cA Norman Saint in Capetian France: The St Thomas Becket Windows of Angers and Coutances
(Language: English)
Alyce Jordan, Department of Art History, Northern Arizona University
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Hagiography

Building on the success of the past sessions dedicated to Thomas Becket, analyses of hagiographic and liturgical material created to celebrate the life and miracles of the murdered archbishop will provide evidence for the ways his biographers chose to resolve the tensions between his secular and ecclesiastical careers, as well as further explore the ways in which his cult spread in England and Europe at the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century.