Furta Sacra : Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages

By: PATRICK J. GEARY

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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.

Title:: Furta Sacra : Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages

Author:: PATRICK J. GEARY

Categories: Medieval,

Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr: February 1991

ISBN Number:: 0691008620

ISBN Number: 13: 9780691008622

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 20080222134921