Shrines, special burials, and the Christianization of Britain

Název: Shrines, special burials, and the Christianization of Britain
Variantní název
Svatyně, zvláštní pohřební praktiky a christianizace Británie
Autor: Bunce, Megan
Zdrojový dokument: Convivium. 2021, roč. 8, č. Supplementum 3, s. [128]-145
  • ISSN
    2336-3452 (print)
    2336-808X (online)
Type: Článek
Licence: Neurčená licence
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Material culture is central to a nuanced understanding of the complex, non-linear processes of conversion and Christianization in Britain and Ireland. This paper explores the relationship between saints' shrines and wider funerary practice in early medieval Britain. It identifies shrines as an important category of surviving material culture that furthers understanding of the renegotiation of elite identities and authority in the conversion period. It situates shrines in the context of existing funerary monuments and practices and identifies several material continuities between special graves in traditional cemeteries and shrines at church sites. Finally, it argues that particularly local elite mortuary practices influenced the development of relic cults in Britain in the seventh century.
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