IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 305: Co-Operation or Competition?: Interactions and Interrelationships among the Cults of High-Status Saints

Monday 1 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Hagiography Society
Organisers:Anne E. Bailey, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford
Paul Hayward, Department of History, Lancaster University
Moderator/Chair:Gábor Klaniczay, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 305-aThe Interaction of the Cults of Saints Martin and Gatien in the City of Tours
(Language: English)
Yossi Maurey, Department of Musicology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 305-bCooperative Cults?: The Intertwined Legends of Apostolic Saints
(Language: English)
Samantha Kahn Herrick, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 305-cAlliances, Rivalry, and Communal Identity in Post-Conquest English Hagiography
(Language: English)
Paul Hayward, Department of History, Lancaster University
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

The aim of the session is to challenge simplistic readings of the patterns of borrowing and interaction that can be detected in the histories of major, high-status, saints’ cults in the Middle Ages. The topic is explored using French, Lotharingian, and English examples and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives – using, that is, close reading of liturgical as well as hagiographical texts, historical analysis, and musicology.