The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia (paperback)

Pinner, Rebecca ORCID: (2019) The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia (paperback). Boydell and Brewer. ISBN 9781783274017

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St Edmund, king and martyr, supposedly killed by Danes (or "Vikings") in 869, was one of the pre-eminent saints of the middle ages; his cult was favoured and patronised by several English kings, and gave rise to a rich array of visual, literary, musical and political artefacts. This study explores the development of devotion to St Edmund, from its first flourishing in the ninth century to the eve of the Reformation. It explores a series of key questions: how, why and when did the cult develop? Who was responsible for its promotion and dissemination? To which groups and individuals did St Edmund appeal? How did this evolve over time? Using as evidence a range of textual and visual treasures from the Anglo-Saxon king's erstwhile kingdom and later cultic heartland, Norfolk and Suffolk, the study draws on sources and approaches from a variety of disciplines (literature, art history, social history and anthropology) to elucidate the social, cultural and political dynamics of cult construction.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: This is the paperback edition of my monograph which was released by the publishers due to positive reviews and strong sales of the original hardback edition.
Uncontrolled Keywords: hagiography,medieval,east anglia,saints,st edmund
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Medieval and Early Modern Research Group
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Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2023 12:30
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2023 12:30

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