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Domkyrkan som andaktsmiljö under senmedeltiden : Linköping och Lund

Källström, Hanna LU (2011) In Bibliotheca Theologiae Practicae 89.
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De medeltida katedralerna har med sina imponerande stenfasader och höga torn fortsatt att fascinera människor genom århundradena, och silhuetterna utgör fortfarande ett framträdande landmärke för den som närmar sig stiftsstäderna. Även interiörerna vittnar om den medeltida prakten även om, i likhet med exteriörerna, mycket har förändrats och försvunnit sedan dess. Lika intressanta som byggnaden i sig är dock de människor som vistades i och använde sig av den. Under medeltiden var katedralen i första hand biskopens och prästerskapets kyrka, men därmed inte sagt att allmänheten saknade tillträde. Senmedeltida avlatsbrev visar tvärtom att allmänheten uppmanades att besöka katedralerna vid flera... (More)
Popular Abstract in Swedish

De medeltida katedralerna har med sina imponerande stenfasader och höga torn fortsatt att fascinera människor genom århundradena, och silhuetterna utgör fortfarande ett framträdande landmärke för den som närmar sig stiftsstäderna. Även interiörerna vittnar om den medeltida prakten även om, i likhet med exteriörerna, mycket har förändrats och försvunnit sedan dess. Lika intressanta som byggnaden i sig är dock de människor som vistades i och använde sig av den. Under medeltiden var katedralen i första hand biskopens och prästerskapets kyrka, men därmed inte sagt att allmänheten saknade tillträde. Senmedeltida avlatsbrev visar tvärtom att allmänheten uppmanades att besöka katedralerna vid flera olika tillfällen.



I avhandlingen studeras katedralens funktion som andaktsmiljö för lekmännen under senmedeltiden (dvs. tiden från omkring 1400 fram till reformationen) utifrån nyckelorden platser, tidpunkter, föremål och bildmotiv. Här spelar således kyrkorummets gestaltning en viktig roll. För att förstå en byggnad är det av vikt att studera dess uppbyggnad och utformning i relation till dess funktion. De medeltida katedralerna innehöll en ansenlig mängd kapell, altaren, bildframställningar och andra typer av föremål, och studiet av dessa i relation till lekmännens andakter bidrar med ytterligare en dimension till förståelsen av katedralens olika funktioner. De senmedeltida domkyrkointeriörerna i Linköping och Lund rekonstrueras och relateras till lekmännens rörelser och fromhetsövningar i respektive kyrkorum. Vidare kartläggs och analyseras andakternas teologiska innebörd för att ge en mer heltäckande bild av lekmännens fromhetsliv. (Less)
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The purpose of this thesis is to study the function of the cathedral as a devotional milieu and try to recreate lay people´s visits using the keywords Places, Times, Objects and Motifs. Geographically the study is limited to two cathedrals in present-day Sweden: the ones in Linköping and Lund. In this way, cathedrals from two different ecclesiastical provinces (the archbishoprics of Uppsala and Lund) are represented. The temporal limitation is the Late Middle Ages, i.e. the period from c. 1400 to the Reformation. The late medieval interiors of the cathedrals are reconstructed, as far as possible, and related to the movements and devotions of the laity. Further the theological meaning of the devotions are set out and analysed in order to... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to study the function of the cathedral as a devotional milieu and try to recreate lay people´s visits using the keywords Places, Times, Objects and Motifs. Geographically the study is limited to two cathedrals in present-day Sweden: the ones in Linköping and Lund. In this way, cathedrals from two different ecclesiastical provinces (the archbishoprics of Uppsala and Lund) are represented. The temporal limitation is the Late Middle Ages, i.e. the period from c. 1400 to the Reformation. The late medieval interiors of the cathedrals are reconstructed, as far as possible, and related to the movements and devotions of the laity. Further the theological meaning of the devotions are set out and analysed in order to provide a more complete picture of lay spirituality. The source material comprises mostly late medieval letters of indulgence.



Medieval cathedrals have suffered both small and large alterations from the Reformation onward and the most prominent difference between then and now is perhaps that the late medieval interiors were divided into smaller units, by arrangements that were either provisional (screens, drapes, lattices) or permanent (rood screen, chapels). By this means, a number of separate devotional spaces were created, where the majority seem to have been at least partly accessible to the laity.



The late medieval visitor was exposed to a multitude of visual impressions, and apart from obvious points of orientation such as, for instance, the rood and the nave altar, it seems very likely that indulgence privileges to some extent have determined which places in the cathedral that were primarily singled out for visits. These letters can therefore be supposed to have guided the experiences and movements of the late medieval visitor to a cathedral. (Less)
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  • fil dr Bliksrud Aavitsland, Kristin, Universitetet i Oslo
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Thesis
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published
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cathedral, the Late Middle Ages, letters of indulgence, devotion, devotional images, laity, saints, Sweden, Denmark
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Bibliotheca Theologiae Practicae
volume
89
pages
367 pages
publisher
Artos & Norma
defense location
Sal 118, Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap, Allhelgona kyrkogata 8, Lund
defense date
2011-09-30 10:15
ISSN
0519-9859
ISBN
978-91-7580-556-6
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Swedish
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yes
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