Scandinavian Studies Tracey R. Sands. The Company She Keeps: The Medieval Swedish Cult of Saint Katherine of Alexandria and its Transformations. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 362; Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance 31. Tempe: acmrs, 2010. Pp. xxii + 276 + 16 black-and-white figures. This book delivers exactly what its title promises: it documents the cult of St. Catherine of Alexandria (sorry, the spelling with C comes more naturally to me) in Sweden in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. It builds on and supplements recent scholarship on St. Catherine: Katherine J. Lewis's monograph on The Cult of St Katherine of Alexandria in Late Medieval England (2000), the collection St Katherine of Alexandria: Texts and Contexts in Medieval Western Europe, edited by Jacqueline Jenkins and Katherine J. Lewis (2003), to which Sands contributed, and Sands's own dissertation, Heliga Katarina och Liten Karin: The Cult of St. Catherine of Alexandria and its Resonances in Medieval and Post-Reformation Sweden (University of Washington, 1998). The aim of the book is neither to trace the history of the cult of St. Catherine in Sweden nor to examine the Swedish versions of her vita, but it
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Published: Apr 11, 2011
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