Saints' Cults and Devotions on the Norman Edge : The Case of St Katherine of Alexandria. / Jotischky, Andrew.

The Normans and the Norman Edge : Peoples, Polities and Identities on the Frontiers of Medieval Europe. ed. / Andrew Jotischky; Keith Stringer. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.

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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
EditorsAndrew Jotischky, Keith Stringer
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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