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The Medieval Cult of St Petroc (Studies in Celtic History, #19)

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The historical, political, ecclesiastical, and religious relationships between medieval Cornwall, Brittany, Wales, Ireland and England are explored here through a study of the cult of St Petroc. Evidence for the cult in each area is thoroughly surveyed, but Cornwall and Brittany, the most important loci of the cult and most closely linked by language and culture, are the book's primary focus. The implications of the cult of a Celtic saint (generally an intensely local phenomenon) shared between Cornwall and Brittany are discussed, and attention is given to the highly politically-directed twelfth-century account of the furtive translation of the saint's relics to Brittany, which offers invaluable evidence for relations between Cornwall and Brittany, and also for Brittany's position in the Angevin empire of Henry II. Dr KAREN JANKULAK lectures in the Department of Welsh, University of Wales, Lampeter. She gained her Ph.D. from the Centre for Medieval Studies, Toronto, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

Synopsis:

The saint's cult casts light on relations between Cornwall and Brittany - and Henry II's empire - in the 12th century.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-250) and indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780851157771
Author:
Jankulak, Karen
Publisher:
Boydell Press
Location:
Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK
Subject:
History
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Religion - Church History
Subject:
France
Subject:
England
Subject:
Wales
Subject:
Cornwall
Subject:
Christianity -- History.
Subject:
Brittany
Subject:
Theft of relics
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Church history -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Subject:
Wales Church history.
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Series:
Studies in Celtic History,
Series Volume:
19
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9.59x6.38x1.08 in. 1.47 lbs.

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