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Furta Sacra : Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages, PATRICK J. GEARY

Author:    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

ISBN Number:    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.

Price = 29.95 USD



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