Title: Consorting With Saints: Prayer for the Dead in Early Medieval France
Book Condition: Used - Like New
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Cornell University Press June 1994
0801426480 / 9780801426483
Seller ID: 125916
As new copy, slight jacket wear.
An Eighth Day View:
In this book, Megan McLaughlin explores the social and cultural significance of prayer for the dead in the West Frankish realm from the late eighth century through the end of the eleventh century. She argues that the primary function of funerary and commemorative rituals in the early middle ages was to sustain the dead as members of the Christian community on earth, and to link them symbolically with the community of saints in heaven.