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Saints and Their Miracles in Late Antique Gaul [Hardcover]

Raymond Van Dam
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25 Aug 1993
Saints' cults, with their focus on miraculous healing and pilgrimmage, were a vital force in political and social as well as religious life in fifth and sixth century France. This study describes the origins of the cults surrounding the saints Martin, Julian and Hilary.

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  • Hardcover: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; New edition edition (25 Aug 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691032335
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691032337
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.5 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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By dwelling on the ways in which local politics, culture, geography, and even individual personalities contributed to the uneven development of 'saints' cults in Gaul, Van Dam shows us their sheer 'unpredictability.' In the process, he has given us an unquestionably richer picture that can only enhance our understanding of the times. Journal of Early Christian Studies --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice collection 16 July 2012
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The book provides a comprehensive collection of texts, and does so with helpful introductions and footnotes by Van Dam. It allows for in depth study of the texts included, and for anyone studying the time and period this is an excellent source of information.
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