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The Resource Holy bones, holy dust : how relics shaped the history of Medieval Europe, Charles Freeman

Holy bones, holy dust : how relics shaped the history of Medieval Europe, Charles Freeman

Label
Holy bones, holy dust : how relics shaped the history of Medieval Europe
Title
Holy bones, holy dust
Title remainder
how relics shaped the history of Medieval Europe
Statement of responsibility
Charles Freeman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Relics were everywhere in medieval society. Saintly morsels such as bones, hair, teeth, blood, milk, and clothes, and items like the Crown of Thorns were thought to bring the believer closer to the saint, who might intercede with God on his or her behalf. This book presents an illustrated exploration of 1000 years of holy relics across Europe
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freeman, Charles
Dewey number
235/.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BX2333
LC item number
.F74 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Relics
  • Christian saints
Label
Holy bones, holy dust : how relics shaped the history of Medieval Europe, Charles Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 288-296) and index
Contents
How the Christian relic emerged -- The incorruptible flesh of the martyrs -- Creating a Christian landscape -- The battle for acceptance -- The view from Byzantium -- Bishops, magic and relics in the post-Roman world -- 'A barbarous, fierce and unbelieving nation' -- The great consolidator -- Hope and desperation in a disordered world -- Cults and the rise of anti-Semitism -- Fervent Christian pilgrims -- 'The eyes are fed with gold-bedecked reliquaries' -- Looting the East -- Louis IX and the Sainte-Chapelle -- Sacred flesh between death and resurrection -- 'Christ's recruits ... fight back' -- Protectors of il Popolo -- The Virgin Mary and the penitent whore -- The wondrous blood of Christ -- Rescuers and devils -- 'Of far-off saints, hallowed in sundry lands' -- 'dead images that ... may not ... help any man of any disease' -- Protestantism and the new iconoclasm -- Intimations of reality -- Reasserting the miraculous -- Within the community of the supernatural
Control code
000373450
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 306 p., [16] p. plates
Isbn
9780300125719
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010044321
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000373450
  • (OCoLC)673416435
Label
Holy bones, holy dust : how relics shaped the history of Medieval Europe, Charles Freeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 288-296) and index
Contents
How the Christian relic emerged -- The incorruptible flesh of the martyrs -- Creating a Christian landscape -- The battle for acceptance -- The view from Byzantium -- Bishops, magic and relics in the post-Roman world -- 'A barbarous, fierce and unbelieving nation' -- The great consolidator -- Hope and desperation in a disordered world -- Cults and the rise of anti-Semitism -- Fervent Christian pilgrims -- 'The eyes are fed with gold-bedecked reliquaries' -- Looting the East -- Louis IX and the Sainte-Chapelle -- Sacred flesh between death and resurrection -- 'Christ's recruits ... fight back' -- Protectors of il Popolo -- The Virgin Mary and the penitent whore -- The wondrous blood of Christ -- Rescuers and devils -- 'Of far-off saints, hallowed in sundry lands' -- 'dead images that ... may not ... help any man of any disease' -- Protestantism and the new iconoclasm -- Intimations of reality -- Reasserting the miraculous -- Within the community of the supernatural
Control code
000373450
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 306 p., [16] p. plates
Isbn
9780300125719
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010044321
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000373450
  • (OCoLC)673416435

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