lnu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Medeltida mirakelberättelser med Gotlandsanknytning
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)In: Gotländskt arkiv, ISSN 0434-2429, Vol. 85, p. 99-110Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Medieval Miracle Tales Related to GotlandMiracle collections and canonization processes from the Swedish Middle Ages contain some 600 accounts of people having experienced help after imploring the saints for intercession. This number includes miracles related to a miracle-working image of the Descent from the Cross in Stockholm. Only a small number of Swedish miracle tales have some connection with Gotland. This might be explained by the central position of the island in the network of trade and communication routes of the time. Gotlanders had a large choice of shrines around the Baltic Sea rim and on the continent, and there were also pilgrimage sites on Gotland itself.In a world where doctors were few and the results of their treatment dubious, where crossing the Baltic was a risky enterprise, and the legal rights of the individual precarious, the saints offered a sense of security and a belief that help was never far away. The Middle Ages may feel distant, but in the history of mankind, only a brief moment of time separates us from the people who lived in that period.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 85, p. 99-110
Keywords [en]
Cult of saints, pilgrimage, miracle tales, canonization, names, Gotland, Visby, Middle Ages, orality, Latin
Keywords [sv]
Helgonkult, vallfart, mirakler, berättande, kanonisationsprocess, personhistoria, namn, Gotland, Visby, medeltiden, latin
National Category
History
Research subject
Humanities, History
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31493OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-31493DiVA, id: diva2:688391
Projects
Miracles of the NorthAvailable from: 2014-01-16 Created: 2014-01-16 Last updated: 2014-12-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Authority records BETA

Fröjmark, Anders

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Fröjmark, Anders
By organisation
Department of Cultural Sciences
History

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 227 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf