Relics, Reliquaries and the Visual Culture of Group Sanctity in Late Medieval Europe
image: Clarenaltar. Circa 1347. Second open position (fully open). Detail with reliquary busts. Cologne, Cathedral. Photo: Dombau, Köln. Cover design: Kara Trapani, Peter Lang Ltd © Peter Lang AG, International Academic Publishers, Bern 2010 Hochfeldstrasse 32, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland email@example.com, www.peterlang.com, www.peterlang.net All rights reserved. All parts of this publication are protected by copyright. Any utilisation outside the strict limits of the copyright law, without the permission of the publisher, is forbidden and liable to prosecution. This applies in particular to reproductions, translations, microfilming, and storage and processing in electronic retrieval systems. Printed in Germany Bibliographic information published by Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographic data is available on the Internet at http://dnb.d-nb.de. A catalogue record for this book is available from The British Library. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Montgomery, Scott B. (Scott Bradford) St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins of Cologne : relics, reliquaries and the visual culture of group sanctity in late medieval Europe / Scott B. Montgomery. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 978-3-03911-852-6 (alk. paper) 1. Ursula, Saint--Art. 2. Ursula, Saint--Cult--Europe. 3. Ursula, Saint--Relics--Europe. 4. Eleven Thousand Virgins (Legendary saints) in art. 5. Eleven Thousand Virgins (Legendary saints) 6. Christian women saints--Cult--Europe. 7. Christian art and symbolism--Europe--Medieval, 500-1500. 8. Reliquaries, Gothic. 9. Relics--Europe. I. Title. II. Title: Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins of Cologne. N8080.U77M66 2009 704.9’4863--dc22 2009048338 isbn 978-3-03911-852-6 (print) isbn 978-3-0353-0087-1 (eBook)
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