How the Holy Cross was Found: From Event to Medieval Legend
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis (monograph)
Studies the origin of the Inventio Crucis legend: the historical events behind it as well as its textual sources and antecedents. A literary interpretation of the text is then attempted, showing that the legend is influenced by Jewish traditions and adversus Iudaeos treatises. Finally, the liturgical texts used to celebrate Inventio Crucis in the Middle Ages are surveyed. Three versions of the Latin Inventio Crucis legend are edited in an appendix, two of them for the first time.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Award date||1991 May 21|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
Defence details Date: 1991-05-21 Time: 10:15 Place: Dekansalen, Nathan Söderbloms plan 2, Uppsala External reviewer(s) Name: Montgomery, Hugo Title: [unknown] Affiliation: Oslo University --- The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (015017000)