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Stability and transformation in the cult of an early medieval saint: the case of bishop Folcuin of Thérouanne († 855)

Steven Vanderputten UGent and Tjamke Snijders UGent (2013) STUDI MEDIEVALI. 54(1). p.131-151
abstract
This paper argues that the cult of saints and its development throughout the medieval period was very much a dialectical process involving both the ecclesiastical (and sometimes lay) elites and 'ordinary people' by looking at the development of the cult of St Folcuin, bishop of Therouanne (dagger 855). Upon first inspection, popular motivation for venerating this saint remained remarkably stable throughout much of the medieval period. However, closer study of the evidence shows that lay devotion to St Folcuin diversified over the course of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a process caused simultaenously by the institutional development of the abbey of Saint-Bertin and by the changing nature of rural society in the diocese of Therouanne.
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Stability and transformation in the cult of an early medieval saint : the case of bishop Folcuin of Therouanne (dagger 855)
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FLANDERS
journal title
STUDI MEDIEVALI
Studi mediev.
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54
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1
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131 - 151
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Article
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000320967800003
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0391-8467
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English
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yes
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1153810
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1153810
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2011-02-17 10:32:58
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  title        = {Stability and transformation in the cult of an early medieval saint: the case of bishop Folcuin of Th{\'e}rouanne ({\textdagger} 855)},
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  year         = {2013},
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Chicago
Vanderputten, Steven, and Tjamke Snijders. 2013. “Stability and Transformation in the Cult of an Early Medieval Saint: The Case of Bishop Folcuin of Thérouanne († 855).” Studi Medievali 54 (1): 131–151.
APA
Vanderputten, S., & Snijders, T. (2013). Stability and transformation in the cult of an early medieval saint: the case of bishop Folcuin of Thérouanne († 855). STUDI MEDIEVALI, 54(1), 131–151.
Vancouver
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Vanderputten S, Snijders T. Stability and transformation in the cult of an early medieval saint: the case of bishop Folcuin of Thérouanne († 855). STUDI MEDIEVALI. 2013;54(1):131–51.
MLA
Vanderputten, Steven, and Tjamke Snijders. “Stability and Transformation in the Cult of an Early Medieval Saint: The Case of Bishop Folcuin of Thérouanne († 855).” STUDI MEDIEVALI 54.1 (2013): 131–151. Print.