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Hi Lena,
	The best guess is, via Paris - a number of Scandinavians studied
there in the 12th c. The English missionary influence is much earlier
than this and doesn´t seem to extend to the inclusion of saints. 
What I´d really like to know is whether anyone can suggest a conjunction
of Denis plus Cecilia plus Agnes - are these also fashionable in
France in the 3rd quarter or so of the twelfth century? What about
England, especially Lincoln, where a local bishop may have studied?
Meg

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Wahlgren-Smith
Sent: 30. maí 2004 13:46
To: Cormack, Margaret Jean
Subject: St Denys


medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Thanks to everybody who responded to my nameless (sorry!) query about St
Denys. That was really helpful. I was particularly intrigued to hear about
Margaret's Icelandic instance of Denys cult- how on earth did that get
there? I assumed that the English churches named after Denys are mainly due
to French influence, our local St Denys priory was founded by Henry I, but
how did that get to Iceland? Via England? Was there an English missionary
influence on Iceland, as there was in other parts of Scandinavia? Or is it
Denys in his capacity as one of the Seven Helpers (where did I find that?
off the Internet?). Does anyone know what he helped against, by the way.
Headaches? The Penguin dictionary says he was a cephalophore.

Lena Wahlgren-Smith

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