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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.

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  1. COVER
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface to the 1990 Edition
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. ABBREVIATIONS
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. CHAPTER ONE: Relics and Saints in the Central Middle Ages
  2. pp. 3-27
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  1. CHAPTER TWO: The Cult of Relics on Carolingian Europe
  2. pp. 28-43
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  1. CHAPTER THREE: The Professionals
  2. pp. 44-55
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  1. CHAPTER FOUR: Monastic Thefts
  2. pp. 56-86
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  1. CHAPTER FIVE: Urban Thefts
  2. pp. 87-107
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  1. CHAPTER SIX: Justifications
  2. pp. 108-128
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  1. CHAPTER SEVEN: Conclusions
  2. pp. 129-134
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  1. APPENDIX A: CRITIQUE OF TEXTS
  2. pp. 135-148
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  1. APPENDIX B: HANDLIST OF RELIC THEFTS
  2. pp. 149-156
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  1. NOTES
  2. pp. 157-184
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  1. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  2. pp. 185-210
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  1. INDEX
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400820207
Related ISBN
9780691008622
MARC Record
OCLC
55717488
Pages
248
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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