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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 712: Networks and Entanglements in Medieval Wales, III: The Spread of Saints' Cults and Other Legends

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Bangor University
Organiser:Amy Reynolds, School of History & Archaeology, University of Bangor
Moderator/Chair:Adam Chapman, Department of History, University of Southampton / Manchester Metropolitan University
Paper 712-aPoets, Patrons, and the Cults of Local Saints in Late Medieval Wales
(Language: English)
Barry James Lewis, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Celtic
Paper 712-bThe Topographical Networks for the Saints' Cults of South Wales
(Language: English)
Jennifer Bell, School of History Philosophy & Social Sciences Bangor University
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Hagiography
Paper 712-cTrioedd Ynys Prydein: Theme, History, and Performance
(Language: English)
Owain Wyn Jones, School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology, Bangor University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Literacy and Orality
Abstract

Session three will look at the spread of hagiography and other Welsh cultural and religious traditions and the networks that developed to facilitate the promotion of medieval Welsh traditions. Paper -a will explore the relationship between patrons, poets, and the promotion of local saints' cults in late medieval Wales, by analysing examples of hagiographical poetry and putting them into a wider context. Paper -b will discuss the topographical networks of Welsh saints' cults, drawing on sources that discuss toponymics and the wider historic landscape of south Wales to demonstrate the geographical networks of saints' cults. Paper -c will examine the use of networks in the collection of Welsh texts known as the Triads of the Island of Britain, Y Trioedd Ynys Prydein.