The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Essays on the Contribution of Peter Brown (Hardcover)

The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Essays on the Contribution of Peter Brown By Howard - Johnston, Geoff Hayward, -. Johnston Howard -. Johnston Cover Image
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This book of essays explores the characteristic traits and diverse functions of holy men and the fashioning of saints out of a small minority of holy men and other individuals of high social status with more dubious spiritual credentials. These themes are looked at across a wide range of social and cultural milieux. Peter Brown has transformed historians' ways of looking at early Christian saints and his work forms a constant point of reference throughout the book.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780198269786
ISBN-10: 0198269781
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication Date: March 9th, 2000
Pages: 312
Language: English