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Author Van Dam, Raymond.

Title Saints and their miracles in late antique Gaul / Raymond Van Dam
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1993]
©1993
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 349 pages) : map
Contents Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 Different Saints, Different Cults -- 1. Cult of St. Martin -- 2. Cult of St. Hilary -- 3. Cult of St. Julian -- Ch. 2 Gregory of Tours and His Patron Saints -- 1. Becoming a Bishop -- 2. Being a Bishop -- Ch. 3 Bodily Miracles -- 1. Body and Community -- 2. Body and Power -- 3. Body and Theology -- Ch. 4 Pilgrimages and Miracle Stories -- 1. Pilgrimages to Tours -- 2. "The Place Where His Body Is Now Honored" -- 3. Pilgrimages from Tours -- 4. Gregory's Vow -- Miracles of St. Hilary (= VH) / Fortunatus -- Suffering and Miracles of the Martyr St. Julian (= VJ) / Gregory of Tours -- Appendix 1: The Suffering of the Martyr St. Julian (= Passio) -- Miracles of the Bishop St. Martin (= VM 1-4) / Gregory of Tours -- Appendix 2: A Sermon in Praise of St. Martin (= Sermo) -- Appendix 3: Inscriptions from the Martinellus
Summary Saints' cults, with their focus on miraculous healings and pilgrimages, were not only a distinctive feature of Christian religion in fifth-and sixth-century Gaul but also a vital force in political and social life. Here Raymond Van Dam uses accounts of miracles performed by SS. Martin, Julian, and Hilary to provide a vivid and comprehensive depiction of some of the most influential saints' cults. Viewed within the context of ongoing tensions between paganism and Christianity and between Frankish kings and bishops, these cults tell much about the struggle for authority, the forming of communit
Notes Includes English translations of selections from Fortunatus and Gregory of Tours
Title from title screen as viewed on October 19, 2004
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-334) and index
Subject Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- France -- Tours -- History.
Christian saints -- Cult -- France -- History.
Form Electronic book
Author Gregory, Bishop of Tours, Saint, 538-594. Works. Selections. English. 1993
Fortunatus, Venantius Honorius Clementianus, approximately 540-approximately 600. Works. Selections. English. 1993
LC no. 92040285
ISBN 0691021120 (paperback)
0691032335 (alk. paper)
1400821142 (electronic bk.)
9780691021126 (paperback)
9780691032337 (alk. paper)
9781400821143 (electronic bk.)