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Title: St Adalbertus domesticus : Patterns of Missioning and Episcopal Power in Poland and Scandinavia, in the Eleven to Thirteenth Centuries

Creator:

Jezierski, Wojtek (1979- ),

Date issued/created:

2019

Resource Type:

Article : original article

Subtitle:

Acta Poloniae Historica T. 119 (2019), In Honour of Professor Halina Manikowska

Contributor:

Hartzell, James. Ed. ; Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences ; Polish National Historical Committee

Publisher:

Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

p. 209-260 : ill. ; 23 cm

Abstract:

This article explores the ways episcopal milieus on the north-eastern peripheries of Europe created and renewed their identities and symbols of episcopal authority by domesticating their immigrant saints during the high Middle Ages. By comparing the examples of holy bishops arriving to Poland and Sweden (St Adalbert, St Sigfrid, St Henry), it studies the episcopal mythopoesis, that is, the creation of foundational myths and mythologies as well as their adaptation to specific local needs and changing historical circumstances. The article further probes to what extent these mythopoetic efforts were original or imitative in comparison to the Western European episcopal centres and other peripheries. How similarly or differently did the bishops in the “old” and “young” Europe respond to the question: What beginnings do we need today? And what role did the appropriation, commodification, and domestication of holy bishops’ images and body parts play in building the institutional identities of bishoprics?

References:

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Relation:

Acta Poloniae Historica

Volume:

119

Start page:

209

End page:

260

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:81813 ; 0001-6829 ; 2450-8462 ; 10.12775/APH.2019.119.12

Source:

IH PAN, sygn. A.295/119 Podr. ; IH PAN, sygn. A.296/119 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-ND 4.0] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of History PAS

Projects co-financed by:

National Programme for the Development of the Humanities ;

Object collections:

Last modified:

Oct 1, 2019

In our library since:

Oct 1, 2019

Number of object content hits:

6

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