The Resource St. Magnús of Orkney : a Scandinavian martyr-cult in context, by Haki Antonsson, (electronic resource)

St. Magnús of Orkney : a Scandinavian martyr-cult in context, by Haki Antonsson, (electronic resource)

Label
St. Magnús of Orkney : a Scandinavian martyr-cult in context
Title
St. Magnús of Orkney
Title remainder
a Scandinavian martyr-cult in context
Statement of responsibility
by Haki Antonsson
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The focus of this book is on the cult of St Magns, Earl of Orkney, who was killed in 1117 in an inter-dynastic dispute. More specifically, it looks at the emergence of the Magns' cult in the twelfth century and the hagiographical corpus which was composed in his honour by Icelandic and English men of letters. These aspects of the Orcadian cult are not, however, examined in isolation but are rather placed within a broader Scandinavian and European context. Moreover, they provide points of departure for the examination of important topics relating to religious life and literature in early Christian Scandinavia, such as the first cults of native saints and the concept of martyrdom
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Cataloging source
E7B
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Antonsson, Haki
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of St. Andrews, 2000.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4700.M226
LC item number
.A58 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
ebrary
Series statement
Northern world,
Series volume
v. 29
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magnus
  • Magnus
  • Magnus
  • Christianity
  • Martyrdom
  • Christian saints
  • Hagiography
  • Spiritual life
  • RELIGION
  • Christian saints
  • Christianity
  • Hagiography
  • Martyrdom
  • Spiritual life
  • Heiligenverering
  • Hagiografie
  • Scandinavia
  • Scandinavia
  • Scotland
  • Scandinavië
  • Orkney eilanden
Label
St. Magnús of Orkney : a Scandinavian martyr-cult in context, by Haki Antonsson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-259) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part One: The Hagiographic Context -- 1.1. The St Magn250;s Corpus -- 1.2. Robert's Life of St Magn250;s and its Components -- 1.3. Magn250;s saga lengri and the Cult of St Magn250;s in Iceland -- 1.4. The Narrative Pattern of Princely Martyrdom -- 1.5. The Literature on Princely Martyrs and the Periphery -- 1.6. Robert's Vita and the Becket Corpus -- Part Two: The Orkney Context -- 2.1. The Elevation at Birsay and the Translation to Kirkwall -- 2.2. The Earl -- 2.3. The Bishop -- 2.4. The Translation of Earl R246;gnvaldr Kali -- 2.5. Concluding Observations -- Part Three: Martyr-Cults of Secular Leaders in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Scandinavia -- 3.1. St 211;lafr Haraldsson of Norway -- 3.2. The Cult of St Hallvard -- 3.3. The Danish Princely Cults: St Knud of Odense and St Knud Lavard -- 3.4. St Erik of Sweden -- 3.5. Conclusions -- Part Four: Secular Leaders Associated with Sanctity in the Twelfth-Century Scandinavian Lands -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. King 211;lafr Tryggvason of Norway and King Erik emune of Denmark -- 4.3. Orkney: Earl Haraldr ungi -- 4.4. Denmark: King Knud Magnusson -- 4.5. Norway: Two Kings and Two Pretenders -- 4.6. Violent Death and Sanctity -- Part Five: The Popular Context -- 5.1. The "Pagan Hypothesis" -- 5.2. Princely Saints as Heavenly Patrons -- Main Conclusions -- Genealogy -- Maps -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 269 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789047419556
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1163/ej.9789004155800.i-272
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)646788943
  • (OCoLC)ocn646788943
Label
St. Magnús of Orkney : a Scandinavian martyr-cult in context, by Haki Antonsson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-259) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part One: The Hagiographic Context -- 1.1. The St Magn250;s Corpus -- 1.2. Robert's Life of St Magn250;s and its Components -- 1.3. Magn250;s saga lengri and the Cult of St Magn250;s in Iceland -- 1.4. The Narrative Pattern of Princely Martyrdom -- 1.5. The Literature on Princely Martyrs and the Periphery -- 1.6. Robert's Vita and the Becket Corpus -- Part Two: The Orkney Context -- 2.1. The Elevation at Birsay and the Translation to Kirkwall -- 2.2. The Earl -- 2.3. The Bishop -- 2.4. The Translation of Earl R246;gnvaldr Kali -- 2.5. Concluding Observations -- Part Three: Martyr-Cults of Secular Leaders in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Scandinavia -- 3.1. St 211;lafr Haraldsson of Norway -- 3.2. The Cult of St Hallvard -- 3.3. The Danish Princely Cults: St Knud of Odense and St Knud Lavard -- 3.4. St Erik of Sweden -- 3.5. Conclusions -- Part Four: Secular Leaders Associated with Sanctity in the Twelfth-Century Scandinavian Lands -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. King 211;lafr Tryggvason of Norway and King Erik emune of Denmark -- 4.3. Orkney: Earl Haraldr ungi -- 4.4. Denmark: King Knud Magnusson -- 4.5. Norway: Two Kings and Two Pretenders -- 4.6. Violent Death and Sanctity -- Part Five: The Popular Context -- 5.1. The "Pagan Hypothesis" -- 5.2. Princely Saints as Heavenly Patrons -- Main Conclusions -- Genealogy -- Maps -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 269 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789047419556
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1163/ej.9789004155800.i-272
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)646788943
  • (OCoLC)ocn646788943

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