Through a case-study of the cult of Sainte Foy in Conques in southern France in the early High Middle Ages, the role and function of convent societies in social life is illuminated. The study revolves around an analysis of the narratives of miracles the convent in Conques collected, wrote down and distributed, in especially the first half of the 11th century. There is preliminary made an introduction to the rise and evolution of the cult of saints and an insight in the hagiographic survivals of the cults. The analysis accentuates how the narratives reflect and influence religious practice, social norms, societal structures and the development of these. The results are used in a discussion of the convent societies part in society’s self-perception, interdependence and progress.
|Uddannelser||Historie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||1 jan. 2005|
- Skt. Foy
- social orden