Furta Sacra

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Februar 1991



To obtain sacred relics, medieval monks plundered tombs, avaricious merchants raided churches, and relic-mongers scoured the Roman catacombs. In a revised edition of "Furta 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.


"Furta Sacra is truly impressive history shedding much light on a difficult dimension of popular Christian piety in another age."--Church History
EAN: 9780691008622
ISBN: 0691008620
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University Press Group Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 1991
Format: kartoniert
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