Post-Medieval Appropriation of Regional Sainthood in Scandinavia: St Knud Lavard and St Olav

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The article discusses and contextualizes nineteenth-century politico-literary appropriations of the Danish St Knud Lavard (martyred in 1131) and the Norwegian St Olav (martyred in 1030), forcusing on the Danish playwright Baltasar Bang's tragedy Knud Lavard (1807) and the Norwegian poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's speech on King Olav's saint's day 29 July 1897.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistoriography and the Shaping of Regional Identity in Europe : Regions in Clio's Looking Glass
EditorsDick E.H. De Boer, Luís Adão da Fonseca
Number of pages19
Place of PublicationTurnout, Belgium
PublisherBrepols Publishers
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)978-2-503-59071-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-503-59073-8
Publication statusPublished - 2020
SeriesEarly European Research

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