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This front matter section of the book St. Magnús of Orkney: A Scandinavian Martyr-Cult in Context contains table of contents and preface. The book focuses on the cult of St Magnús, Earl of Orkney, who was killed in 1116/1117 in an inter-dynastic dispute. It looks at the emergence of the Magnús' cult in the twelfth century and the hagiographical corpus that was composed in his honour by Icelandic and English men of letters.

Keywords: Orkney; St. Magnús



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