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Author Räsänen, Marika.

Title Thomas Aquinas's relics as focus for conflict and cult in the late Middle Ages : the restless corpse / Marika Räsänen
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (308 pages) : illustrations
Series Crossing boundaries: Turku medieval and early modern studies
Crossing boundaries: Turku medieval and early modern studies.
Contents Introduction. The material and allegorical presence of the Saint's remains; The long last journey of Thomas's dust; The Thomas relic cults; Readings of the corpse : textual, allegorical, and iconographic; A note on the spelling of names; 1. The Death of Thomas, 7 March 1274. The memory of Thomas's arrival at the Monastery of Fossanova; At Thomas's bedside; Visions of the last breath; The funeral; 2. The Miraculous Body in Fossanova. Hidden corpse, revealed sainthood; The tomb at the centre of liturgical practices -- 'Blessed Thomas, the saint corpse, release me from this fever'; Divided body, fragmented sanctity -- 3. Thomas's Land : Praesentia among the Faithful. Becoming the Patron Saint of Priverno; Rays of sainthood around Fossanova; The strongholds of Thomas's cult in Southern Italy; The treasure in Fondi; 4. Written Remembrance of the Remains. A problematic possession in the hagiography; Memorial practices of the body on Thomas's Feast Day; Promoting the rightful ownership of Thomas's corpse; Thomas's Neapolitan memory; The importance of the matter; Conclusion : The Endless Story -- Appendix 1: DE SANCTO Thome de AquinoTranscription from the manuscript Vat. lat. 10153
Subject Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 -- Relics.
Death -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9048527376 (electronic bk.)
9789048527373 (electronic bk.)