PATRICK J. GEARY
Title: Furta Sacra : Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr February 1991
0691008620 / 9780691008622
Seller ID: 20080222134921
To obtain sacred relics, medieval monks plundered tombs, avaricious merchants raided churches, and relic-mongers scoured the Roman catacombs. In a revised edition of "Furta Sacra," Patrick Geary considers the social and cultural context for these acts, asking how the relics were perceived and why the thefts met with the approval of medieval Christians.