IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 638: Materiality and the Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, II: Focusing Cult

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity Project / Presbyters in the Late Antique West Project
Organisers:Bryan Ward-Perkins, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Robert Wiśniewski, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Moderator/Chair:Ian N. Wood, School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 638-aThe Material of Ritual?: Caring for Relics in 10th-Century Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Sumner Braund, St John's College, University of Oxford
Sumner Braund, St John's College, University of Oxford
Sumner Braund, St John's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Hagiography, Liturgy, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 638-bThe Private Ownership of Relics in the Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity Database
(Language: English)
Bryan Ward-Perkins, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Bryan Ward-Perkins, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Bryan Ward-Perkins, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index terms: Hagiography, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 638-cSepulcri, Leachta, and the Role of Relics in Church Consecration in Early Medieval Ireland
(Language: English)
Niamh Wycherley, University College Dublin
Niamh Wycherley, University College Dublin
Niamh Wycherley, University College Dublin
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Hagiography, Liturgy, Religious Life
Abstract

The two sessions of ‘Materiality and the Cult of Saints’ examine the physical setting, and the physical objects of cult. In this second session, a central focus of cult, the relics of saints, is explored.