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This section presents maps of Scandinavia and Scotland as reference for the book St. Magnús of Orkney. The book focuses on the cult of St. Magnús, Earl of Orkney, who was killed in 1116/1117 in an inter-dynastic dispute. More specifically, 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: Scandinavia; Scotland; St. Magnús



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