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The Medieval Cult of St Petroc : Studies in Celtic History - Karen Jankulak

The Medieval Cult of St Petroc

Studies in Celtic History

Hardcover Published: 19th November 2000
ISBN: 9780851157771
Number Of Pages: 280

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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.

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A detailed and valuable analysis of the text. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

Essentially an archaeological examination of Petroc's cult: a study of the many different chronological and ideological layers implicit in the sites and rituals devoted to him... Lots of ideas in this book and lots of challenges issued to received methodologies. ALBION

The chapter on Brittany is both fresh and revealing... a detailed study of Petroc's cult. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY

Far-reaching, source-based cultural study... a good example of the gains that can be made when a focus on the 'life' of an early medieval saint is replaced by a focus on the cult. CAMBRIAN MEDIEVAL CELTIC STUDIES

It is an especial pleasure to see this excellent book examining the medieval hagiographic, onomastic and historical sources of evidence for St. Petroc.. A superior work of scholarship. SPECULUM

The Hagiographic Traditions of St. Petrocp. 1
The Cult of St. Petroc in Cornwallp. 41
The Cult of St. Petroc in Brittanyp. 73
St. Petroc, Bodmin Priory and Englandp. 115
Henry II, Brittany, and the Theft of St. Petroc's Relicsp. 153
St. Petroc, his Relics, and Thefts Pious and Impiousp. 191
Possessions of St. Petroc's Church at Domesdayp. 203
Liturgy and Relics in other British Housesp. 209
Lands of Roland de Dinan in the Pipe Rollsp. 217
Bibliographyp. 223
General Indexp. 251
Index of Place-Name Elements and Wordsp. 263
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ISBN: 9780851157771
ISBN-10: 0851157777
Series: Studies in Celtic History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 19th November 2000
Publisher: BOLTON PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.67

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