IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1710: Royal Saints in Post-Reformation Historiography

Thursday 5 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Nexus Nidaros
Organiser:Magne Njåstad, Institutt for historiske studier, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
Moderator/Chair:Erik Opsahl, Institutt for historiske studier, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
Paper 1710-aSt Olaf in 16th- to 18th-Century Norwegian Historiography
(Language: English)
Magne Njåstad, Institutt for historiske studier, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Political Thought
Paper 1710-bSt Erik in Swedish Historiography from Reformation to Enlightenment
(Language: English)
Henrik Ågren, Historiska Institutionen, Uppsala Universitet
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Political Thought
Abstract

The aim of the session is to compare how medieval royal saints were perceived in post-reformation societies through analyzing a number of historical accounts written in the 16th to 18th centuries. The main focus will be on St. Olaf in Norway, St. Erik in Sweden and St. Stephen in Hungary. Themes to be discussed are how the Catholicism of the royal saints were dealt with in a Lutheran setting, adapting political entities of the past to a present situation, and how the medieval kingdoms were seen from an early modern perspective.