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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1236: Approaches to Miracle Narratives, I: Miracles and Pilgrims

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Hagiography Society
Organiser:Anne E. Bailey, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Simon Stuart Yarrow, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
Paper 1236-aThe Journey to the Shrine in 12th-Century English Hagiography
(Language: English)
Ruth Salter, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Hagiography, Lay Piety, Medicine
Paper 1236-b'You take the high road and I'll take the low road': Exploring the Experience of Pilgrimage to Monastic and Civic Shrines in 12th-Century Apulia
(Language: English)
Amy Devenney, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Hagiography, Lay Piety, Medicine
Paper 1236-cThe Man Who (Almost) Got His Sight Back and Other Narratives of Miracles, Pilgrimage, and Healing in the Passio Olavi
(Language: English)
Margareth Buer Søiland, Arkeologisk Museum, Universitetet i Stavanger
Index terms: Hagiography, Lay Piety, Medicine

This session explores hagiographical depictions of pilgrims travelling to saints' shrines in 12th-century Europe. The first paper discusses the evidence for pilgrims' journeys found in English miracle collections, and the second looks at Norman-Italian sources to compare pilgrim activities at monastic and civil shrines in Apulia. The third paper focuses on the Passio et miracula beati Olavi, examining the relationship between healing and pilgrimage at the shrine of Norway's patron saint.