We have not attempted to create a comprehensive bibliography on the cult of saints. The works listed below are selected as being directly relevant to the database and/or its sources. Addresses of comparable electronic projects are also given.

Abbreviations and Primary Sources



AASS  Acta Sanctorum(Antwerp, Brussels, Venice, Paris, 1643-1883)

AÍF   Árbók hins íslenzka Fornleifafélags

DI  Islandicum/Íslenskt fornbréfasafn, 16 vols. Copenhagen and Reykjavík, 1857–1952.

EGP   Einar Gunnar Pétursson, Research Professor Emeritus, Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum.

FFÁ   Ferðafélag Íslands árbók

Gjerløw, Lilli,   Liturgica Islandica (Bibliotheca Arnamagnæana 35-36), Copenhagen, 1980.

Gjerløw, Lilli,   Ordo Nidrosiensis Ecclesiae (Libri Liturgici Provinciae Nidrosiensis Medii Aevi 2) Oslo 1968.

GG   Guðrún Grímsdottir, Research Professor, Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum.

JAM   Jarðabók Árna Magnússonar og Páls Vídalins, 13 vols. Hið íslenska fræðrafélag, Copenhagen: 1913-43, rpt. Reykjavík: 1980-1990.

SS   Svavar Sigmundsson, Research Professor Emeritus, former director of the Örnefnastofnun Íslands

SSL   Sýslu og Sóknarlýsingar (this abbreviation will be followed by a reference to the appropriate volume, by geographical area, e.g. 'SSL Dalasýsla').

Works pertaining to the data and/or sources and/or geographical areas represented in this database:


Cormack, Margaret, The Saints in Iceland: Their Veneration from the Conversion to 1400, Subsidia Hagiogaphica 78, (Brussels, Société des Bollandistes: 1994).

Cormack, Margaret, "Possible Christian Place-names in Medieval Iceland", Viking and Medieval Scandinavia 6 (2010) pp. 31-82.

Cormack, Margaret, "Introduction", Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture, Volume III, No. 2 (2011) pp. 1-6. See http://peregrinations.kenyon.edu/

Cormack, Margaret, "Saints of Hólar", Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture, Volume III, No. 2 (2011) pp. 7-37. See http://peregrinations.kenyon.edu/

Costen, Michael, "Saints, Monks and Bishops; cult and authority in the diocese of Wells (England) before the Norman Conquest", Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture, Volume III, No. 2 (2011) pp. 69-101. See http://peregrinations.kenyon.edu/

Finucane, R. C., "The Use and Abuse of Medieval Miracles", History 60 (1975), 1-10

Prudlo, Donald, "Martyrs on the Move: The Spread of the Cults of Thomas of Canterbury and Peter of Verona", Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture, Volume III, No. 2 (2011) pp. 38-68. See http://peregrinations.kenyon.edu/

Widding, Bekker-Nielsen, and Shook, "The Lives of Saints in Old Norse Prose: A Handlist"

Other Electronic Sites pertaining to the Geography of Saints' Cults:


(no responsibility is taken by the authors of this site if these links do not work)

The Tasc project: http://www.le.ac.uk/users/grj1/leverhulme.html

Database of Dedications to Saints in Medieval Scotland: http://webdb.ucs.ed.ac.uk/saints/