Saints' Cults and Devotions on the Norman Edge: The Case of St Katherine of Alexandria

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This essay examines the origins and emergence of the cult of St Katherine in western Europe as a case study of how saints' cults travelled across the Norman diaspora. The essay offers evidence to argue that the cult was reshaped and re-imported from the Norman world to the eastern Mediterranean in the context of the Crusades, and examines the reasons for the striking popularity and significance of the cult in the late 11th and early 12th centuries as an index of specific spiritual directions of the time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Normans and the 'Norman Edge'
Subtitle of host publicationPeoples, Polities and Identities on the Frontiers of Medieval Europe
EditorsKeith Stringer, Andrew Jotischky
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781315555072
ISBN (Print)9781472459787
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2019

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