Pilgrims from the land of sagas: Jacobean devotion in medieval Iceland

  title={Pilgrims from the land of sagas: Jacobean devotion in medieval Iceland},
  author={Santiago Barreiro},
  journal={Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies},
  pages={70 - 83}
  • S. Barreiro
  • Published 2 January 2020
  • History
  • Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies
ABSTRACT This article discusses the cult of James the Greater in medieval Iceland, considering the documents referring to images, texts, temples dedicated to the apostle, pilgrimages to Compostella and the use of the feast of the saint as in dating documents. The main source is the collection of documents known as the Diplomatarium Islandicum, but other written sources are also taken into account. It is argued that while Jacobean devotion played a comparatively minor role in Iceland, possibly… 



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