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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1320: Networks of Sanctity, II: Saints in Devotional and Social Networks

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Edmund van der Molen, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Andrew Judson, Department of History University of Nottingham
Paper 1320-aThe Model Saint: Thomas Becket's Liturgical Descendants
(Language: English)
Katherine Emery, Independent Scholar, Leigh-on-Sea
Index terms: Hagiography, Liturgy
Paper 1320-bNetworks of Nobles and Saints: The Case of Dauphine of Puimichel
(Language: English)
Antonia Anstatt, Faculty of History University of Oxford
Index terms: Hagiography, Lay Piety
Paper 1320-cNetworks of Devotion: The Socioreligious World of a Living Saint
(Language: English)
Edmund van der Molen, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Hagiography, Lay Piety

Medieval saints did not work in isolation from the world around them. Both the saints themselves, and the cults that flourished after their deaths, were deeply enmeshed in the religious and social environments in which they lived and operated. This session will consider the networks that surrounded and were generated by medieval saints and their cults, and how these networks can be traced to better illuminate the distinctly 'networked' character of medieval spirituality.