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Visionaries: The Spanish Republic and the Reign of Christ Hardcover – 11 Jun 1996


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  • Hardcover: 566 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (11 Jun. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520200403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520200401
  • Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 16.4 x 4.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,762,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Like all histories that bring a specific time and place vividly to life, "Visionaries is ultimately intensely rewarding. Christian savors his story's rich complexity. . . . He writes with great empathy of those transcendent moments that slice through the humdrum of everyday life, infusing it with drama, intensity and meaning."--Paul Boyer, "Washington Post

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William A. Christian Jr., winner of a MacArthur Fellowship, has published widely on Spanish religion, including "Moving Crucifixes in Modern Spain" (1992).

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Religion and Politics in 1930's Spain 17 Sept. 2012
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Well-researched and very detailed, like all of Wm. Christian's books on Catholic apparitions in the northern Meditteranean, especially Basque and New Castile, Spain. It's the best volume of micro-history by Wm. Christian after his landmark "Apparitions in Late Medieval and Renaissance Spain." The village of Eskioga in El Pais Vasco (Basque country), the apparition site, resonates most as a mid-point between Fatima, Portugal 1917, and Garabandal, Spain 1962 -- not far from Ezkioga. A widely-seen public miracle, announced in advance, occurred at Fatima and Garabandal.
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