publication . Article . Other literature type . 2021

Þingeyrar Abbey in Northern Iceland: A Benedictine Powerhouse of Cultural Heritage

Gottskálk Jensson;
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  • Published: 08 Jun 2021 Journal: Religions, volume 12, page 423 (eissn: 2077-1444, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
<jats:p>Þingeyrar Abbey was founded in 1133 and dissolved in the wake of the Lutheran Reformation (1550), to virtually disappear with time from the face of the earth. Although highly promising archeological excavations are under way, our material points of access to this important monastic foundation are still only a handful of medieval artifacts. However, throughout its medieval existence Þingeyrar Abbey was an inordinately large producer of Latin and Icelandic literature. We have the names of monastic authors, poets, translators, compilators, and scribes, who engaged creatively with such diverse subjects as Christian hagiography, contemporary history, and Nors...
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free text keywords: Religious studies, Latin literature, Icelandic and Old Norse literature, Þingeyrar Abbey, cultural heritage, monasticism, Religions. Mythology. Rationalism, BL1-2790
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