Marie-Madeleine en Occident : les dynamiques de la sainteté dans la Bourgogne des IXème-XVème siècles

Abstract : Appeared from the second quarter of the eleventh century at the monastery ofVezelay, under the abbot Geoffroy, the cult of St. Mary Magdalene is universally celebrated by Christians and inspires pious faithful on the path of repentance.Fruitful, the cult of Magdalene consecrate Vézelay as a place of pilgrimage which conserve Mary Magdalene’s tomb. By the beginning of the fourth quarterof the thirteenth century, the cult declines and become bipolar following the supposed discovery of the Magdalene’s grave in Saint-Maximin (Provence). If historians consider the decline of the Vézelay’s pilgrimage, it should be noted that the cult operate a regional contraction. Indeed, acts of devotion persist in this region and dukes of Burgundy largely support the promotion of the cult –inviting to a new reading of magdalenian cult.The cult is considered as a Burgundy’s glory for the Vézelay’s monks and dukes of this region. Exploring written sources, liturgy and devotional testimonies (relics, sanctuaries, altars,…) also an iconographic corpus, it is necessary to redefine the cult of St. Mary Magdalene in Burgundy and more broadly in the Christian West by a critical approach
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Raphaelle Taccone. Marie-Madeleine en Occident : les dynamiques de la sainteté dans la Bourgogne des IXème-XVème siècles. Religions. Université d'Avignon, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012AVIG1111⟩. ⟨tel-00871277⟩

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