IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1106: Symbolic Identity and the Cultural Memory of Saints, I: Saints Switching Regions

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:ESF EuroCORECODE Project 'Symbols that Bind and Break Communities' / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:Gábor Klaniczay, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Ian N. Wood, School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 1106-aThe Legend by Gumpold of Mantua: St Wenceslas Earning a Cult in the Holy Roman Empire
(Language: English)
Marina Miladinov, Theological Faculty 'Matthias Flacius Illyricus', University of Zagreb
Index terms: Hagiography
Paper 1106-bVita Romana or Vita Aquensis?: Recovering the Context of the First Life of St Adalbert of Prague
(Language: English)
Cristian Gaspar, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Hagiography
Paper 1106-cLocal Holy Rulers and International Saintly Princesses: The Fortune of Hungarian Dynastic Saints outside Hungary
(Language: English)
Gábor Klaniczay, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Hagiography
Abstract

This session is the first of four sessions bringing results and questions from the EuroCORECODE project Symbols that Bind and Break Communities: Saints’ Cults as Stimuli and Expressions of Local, Regional, National and Universalist Identities under the European Science Foundation. The collaborative and interdisciplinary project investigates the significance of saints in the context of developing regional and trans-regional identities. It deals with changes, revisions and other transformations which have taken place and still take place within individual, local or communal appropriations of transmitted materials from medieval saints’ cults. In this session, the focus is on saints cults transposed from one area into another.