Session 1018: Transformations of Power: Sessions in Honour of Paul Fouracre, II - The Power of Saints
Wednesday 4 July 2018, 09.00-10.30
|Sponsor:||Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Manchester|
|Organisers:||Katherine Fliegel, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester|
Ryan T. Goodman, Department of History, University of Manchester
Sihong Lin, Department of History, University of Manchester
|Moderator/Chair:||Sarah M. Hamilton, Department of History, University of Exeter|
|Paper 1018-a||Hagiography and Memory: Revisiting the Vita Rigoberti|
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval
|Paper 1018-b||The Material Inheritance of Martin|
Index terms: Hagiography, Religious Life
|Paper 1018-c||St Wilfrid, Archbishop Theodore, and the Council of London|
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Politics and Diplomacy
The second of four sessions in honour of the retirement of Prof Paul Fouracre, this session examines another key theme from his career: hagiography, cult, and the power of saints.
Ed Roberts revisits the vita of Rigobert, bishop of Rheims, and explores the use of his memory in hagiography to promote his church’s later political ambitions, and its influence on the memory of Charles Martel. Julia Smith uses Merovingian and Carolingian relic labels to trace the material dissemination of the cult of St Martin. Katy Cubitt moves beyond the Frankish realm, and looks at Stephen of Ripon’s account of the meeting between Theodore and Wilfrid in London, and places it in the context of the politics of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.