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A norwegian in Durham: An anatomy of a miracle in Reginald of Durham's libellus de Admirandis Beati Cuthberti

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This chapter provides a context for a Norwegian miracle by introducing the features of Reginald's Libellus, analysing the construction of the text, and the themes, locations, and preoccupations of this complex, rich and diverse late-twelfth-century miracle collection. The Libellus was written by Reginald, a monk of Durham, over the course of the 1160s and 1170s, a time of prosperity for Cuthbert's church and cult. Here, the Norwegian miracle is instructive, and indicative of two significant themes of the Libellus: first, it reflects the popularity of Cuthbert's cult far from Durham and second, in the list of northern shrines visited before finally arriving with Cuthbert, it shows the geographical milieu in which Cuthbert's cult existed. Reginald's collection of Cuthbert miracles is a rich hagiographic source, providing a diverse range of miracles, and yielding tantalising evidence regarding the production of miracle collections.

Keywords: Cuthbert's cult; Durham; Norwegian miracle; Reginald's Libellus



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