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Furta Sacra Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages
Furta Sacra Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages
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  • Comments: 1991. Revised edition with a New preface by the author. Paperback. To obtain sacred relics, medieval monks plundered tombs, avaricious merchants raided churches, and relic-mongers scoured the Roman catacombs. This title considers the social and cultural context for these acts, asking how the relics were perceived and why the thefts met with the approval of medieval Christians. Series: Princeton Paperbacks. Num Pages: 248 pages, index, bibliography. BIC Classification: HBG; HBLC; HDDM; JKV. Category: (P) Pro

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  • ISBN-13: 9780691008622
  • ISBN: 0691008620
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  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr

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To obtain sacred relics, medieval monks plundered tombs, avaricious merchants raided churches, and relic-mongers scoured the Roman catacombs. In a revised edition ofFurta Sacra, Patrick Geary considers the social and cultural context for these acts, asking how the relics were perceived and why the thefts met with the approval of medieval Christians.Geary, Patrick J. is the author of 'Furta Sacra Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages', published 1991 under ISBN 9780691008622 and ISBN 0691008620.

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