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I skydd av labyrinten : Labyrintmålningar i tre medeltida danska kyrkor

Swärd, Maria LU (2012) TEOK51 20121
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
How come there are church frescoes depicting labyrinths in medieval Scandinavian churches? Which concepts and associations gave rise to the choice of motif? In order to try to find an answer I have investigated church frescoes in three medieval churches: Östra Karup (in the province of Halland), Båstad (Scania), and Gevninge (Zealand). I have also compared these with the large number of stone labyrinths, known as trojaborgar, from the Scandinavian Middle Ages. The use of trojaborgar in rituals related to fishing-luck, and the large number of stone labyrinths adjacent to burial sites, are also discussed in this essay, in relation to church frescoes.
Abstract (Swedish)
Hur kommer det sig att det finns kalkmålningar av labyrinter i medeltida skandinaviska kyrkor? För att försöka hitta ett svar har jag undersökt kalkmålningar av labyrinter i tre medeltida kyrkor, Östra Karup (Halland), Båstad (Skåne) och Gevninge (Själland). Vilka föreställningar om labyrinter som kan ligga till grund för valet av motiv i kyrkorna har undersökts genom jämförelse med labyrinter i andra sammanhang under skandinavisk medeltid. Det stora antalet stenlabyrinter, så kallade trojaborgar, i Skandinavien har uppmärksammats. Trojaborgarnas användning för att få fiskelycka samt det stora antalet stenlabyrinter i anslutning till gravfält diskuteras i uppsatsen.
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author
Swärd, Maria LU
supervisor
organization
course
TEOK51 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
church frescoes, Labyrinth, trojaborg, skandinaviska medeltida kyrkor, kalkmålningar, Labyrint, medieval Scandinavian churches
language
Swedish
id
2595835
date added to LUP
2012-06-05 14:07:44
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2012-06-05 14:07:44
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  abstract     = {How come there are church frescoes depicting labyrinths in medieval Scandinavian churches? Which concepts and associations gave rise to the choice of motif? In order to try to find an answer I have investigated church frescoes in three medieval churches: Östra Karup (in the province of Halland), Båstad (Scania), and Gevninge (Zealand). I have also compared these with the large number of stone labyrinths, known as trojaborgar, from the Scandinavian Middle Ages. The use of trojaborgar in rituals related to fishing-luck, and the large number of stone labyrinths adjacent to burial sites, are also discussed in this essay, in relation to church frescoes.},
  author       = {Swärd, Maria},
  keyword      = {church frescoes,Labyrinth,trojaborg,skandinaviska medeltida kyrkor,kalkmålningar,Labyrint,medieval Scandinavian churches},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {I skydd av labyrinten : Labyrintmålningar i tre medeltida danska kyrkor},
  year         = {2012},
}