IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 222: To Be a Neighbour to St Maurice, I

Monday 1 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:School of History, University of Leeds
Organiser:Ian N. Wood, School of History, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Mayke de Jong, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Respondent:Barbara H. Rosenwein, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago
Paper 222-aRevisiting Eucherius's Passio Agaunensium Martyrum
(Language: English)
Danuta Shanzer, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Universität Wien
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 222-bA Funny Thing Happened on the Way from Agaune
(Language: English)
Ian N. Wood, School of History, University of Leeds
Index terms: Monasticism, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 222-cThe Singing Barbarian
(Language: English)
Albrecht Diem, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
Index terms: Hagiography, Monasticism
Abstract

The cult of St Maurice and the Theban legion was one of the major martyr cults of Late Antique Gaul, and the monastery founded on the supposed site of the martyrdom at Agaune was one of the most influential of all early medieval monasteries. Barbara Rosenwein had written seminal studies of Agaune, and this collection of papers relating to the monastery and the cult of Maurice is a tribute to her work.