IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 847: Borderless Sainthood, II: Thomas Becket in the Nordic Region

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Norse Hagiography Network
Organiser:Tiffany White, Department of Scandinavian, University of California, Berkeley
Moderator/Chair:Tiffany White, Department of Scandinavian, University of California, Berkeley
Paper 847-aThomas Becket in Medieval Danish Historiography
(Language: English)
Steffen Hope, Centre for Medieval Literature, Syddansk Universitet, Odense
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Local History
Paper 847-bThe Translated Saint
(Language: English)
Ásdís Egilsdóttir, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Local History
Abstract

In celebration of the 850th anniversary of the death of St Thomas of Becket, in this panel, the Norse Hagiography Network aims to highlight the presence of the cult of Thomas Becket in Iceland and Scandinavia in the Middle Ages. Our first presenter will discuss the evidence of a cult in Denmark. Our second presenter will discuss how the translation into Old Icelandic of the life of Thomas of Becket influenced the writing of other Icelandic saints’ lives. Our last presenter will highlight the cult of Thomas Becket in Iceland.