St. Canute Lavard around the Baltic Sea

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This chapter discusses the Baltic Sea-area manifestations of the cult of the Danish Royal saint, Canute the Duke, in Danish, Knud Lavard, during the Middle Ages. It also applies theories of cultural memory by Jan and Aleida Assmann in order to approach an understanding of how the cult of St. Canute was culturally re-functionalized in Denmark in the sixteenth century, but not in any similar way in other areas around the Baltic Sea.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSaints and Sainthood around the Baltic Sea : Identity, Literacy, and Communication in the Middle Ages
EditorsCarsten Selch Jensen, Tracey R. Sands, Nils Holger Petersen, Kurt Villads Jensen, Tuomas M.S. Lehtonen
Number of pages25
Place of PublicationKalamazoo
PublisherMedieval Institute Publications
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)9781580443234
ISBN (Electronic)9781580443241
Publication statusPublished - 2018
SeriesStudies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

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