Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Stockholm Papers in Economic History,
Stockholm University, Department of Economic History

No 20: Medeltida mirakelberättelser som kulturhistorisk källa, med särskild hänsyn till långväga resor

Janken Myrdal ()
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Janken Myrdal: Dept. of Economic History, Stockholm University, Postal: Department of Economic History , Stockholm University , SE 106 91 STOCKHOLM, Sweden

Abstract: Miracle stories form one of the most important sources for the study of every day life in the Middle Ages. They were written down all over Europe in thousands from the 11th century and onwards. In this report over 900 such miracles from the Nordic countries have been presented in a catalogue, and an introduction present how they can be used as a source for cultural history and everyday life. Expecially longer journey are discussed, but alo a number of other topics, such as work and children.

Keywords: miracle stories; history of everyday life; cultural history; Middle Ages; travelling

JEL-codes: N31

109 pages, November 20, 2019

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