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This index is the list of names and terms that occur in this book titled Constructing a Cult. Based on a variety of extant written sources, the book offers a comprehensive reevaluation of Guðmundr Arason's popularity in medieval Iceland. It presents a new perspective on the saintly fame and veneration of this controversial and interesting individual. The figure of Guðmundr Arason (1161-1237) and especially his role in the history of medieval Iceland has provoked many strong opinions for decades. The book uses a variety of extant written sources to reexamine those views. It discusses a discrepancy between the popularity of the saint as suggested by the sagas and that reflected by other sources.

Keywords:Guðmundr Arason; Iceland



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