Promoting the Saints

Cults and Their Contexts from Late Antiquity until the Early Modern Period
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Essays in Honor of Gábor Klaniczay for His 60th Birthday
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The studies in this volume concentrate on a complex set of socio-cultural phenomena, the cult of saints, in a variety of regions from Egypt to Poland, with a focus on Italy and Central Europe. The subjects of the contributions range in time from the fourth until the eighteenth century. The diversity of approaches adopted by the contributors—from literary analysis and historical anthropology to archaeology and art history—represents that open and multidisciplinary historical research that characterizes the work of Gábor Klaniczay to whom these essays are dedicated.

Preface by Jacques Le Goff
List of Abbreviations

Marianne SÁGHY: Pope Damasus and the Beginnings of Roman Hagiography
Ildikó CSEPREGI: Theological Self-Definition in Byzantine Miraculous Healing
Cristian-Nicolae GAŞPAR: (Re)claiming Adalbert: Patristic Quotations and Their Function in Canaparius’ Vita S. Adalberti
Patrick GEARY: “Pull you Sons of Whores! ”Linguistic Register and Reform in the Legend of St. Clement
János BAK: Hagiography and Chronicles
André VAUCHEZ: Hagiography and Biography: The Case of St. Francis of Assisi
Péter BOKODY: Idolatry or Power: St. Francis in Front of the Sultan
Stanko ANDRIC: Blessed John of France, the First Franciscan Minister Provincial in Hungary, and his Miracles
József LASZLOVSZKY: Material Culture and Everyday Life in the Acts of Canonization and Legends of St.Margaret
Viktória DEÁK: The Techniques of a Hagiographer: The Two Legendae of Saint Margaret of Hungary
Dávid FALVAY: St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Italian Vernacular Literature (Thirteenth to Fifteenth Centuries)
Stanislava KUZMOVÁ: Division and Reintegration of St. Stanislaus: A Political Analogy in Sermons?
Balázs NAGY: Saints, Names, and Identities: The Case of Charles IV of Luxemburg
Ernő MAROSI: Saints at Home and Abroad: Some Observations on the Creation of Iconographic Types in Hungary of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
Béla Zsolt SZAKÁCS: Palatine Lackfi and his Saints: Frescos in the Franciscan Church of Keszthely
Gerhard JARITZ: Late Medieval Saints and the Visual Representation of Rural Space
György GALAMB: Sainthood in the Propaganda of Mendicant Orders: The Case of the Dialogus contra fraticellos of James of the Marches
Ottó GECSER: Sermons on St. Sebastian after the Black Death
Emőke NAGY: “Had She Born Ten Daughters, She would have Named them All Mary Because of the Kindness of the First Mary.” St. Anne in the Sermons of Two Late Medieval Hungarian Preachers
Petra MUTLOVA: The Cult of the Saints in the Bohemian Reformation: The Question of Images
Marina MILADINOV: Madonna of Loreto as a Target of Reformation Critique: Peter Paul Vergerius the Younger
Benedek LÁNG: Saint Christopher, the Patron of Treasure-Hunters

List of Contributors

"Schüler und Freunde aus Frankreich, Österreich, Rumänien, der Tschechischen Republik, Ungarn und den Vereinigten Staaten haben sich zusammengetan, um Gábor Klaniczay zu seinem 60. Geburtstag in Gestalt einer 300 Seiten starken Festschrift zu gratulieren: ein schönes Geschenk, das 21 verschiedene, thematisch aber eng miteinander verflochtene Beiträge enthält, die vorwiegend um die medialen Dimensionen der mittelalterlichen Heiligenverehrung kreisen. Es geht also primär um Bilder und Worte, die auf Kirchenwände gemalt oder in Grabplatten gemeißelt, handgeschrieben, gedruckt oder in der Predigt verflüchtigt und vervielfältigt wurden. In dieser Hinsicht führt der Titel, den die Herausgeber fü den Sammelband gewählt haben, „Promoting the Saints“ („Für Heilige Werben“), etwas in die Irre. Um Kultförderung im engeren Sinn des Wortes geht es zwar in fast allen Beiträgen „irgendwie“; das Werben selbst steht aber nirgends im Blickpunkt der Aufmerksamkeit. Der Band aber präsentiert sich... more