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The Architectural Setting of the Cult of Saints in the Early Christian West C. 300-1200
     

The Architectural Setting of the Cult of Saints in the Early Christian West C. 300-1200

by John Crook
 

From the earliest centuries of Christianity, the cult of saintly relics has been an important feature of the worship of the Church. This book explores the way in which church architecture has been shaped by holy bones—the physical remains or "relics" of those whom the Church venerated as saints. This is the first complete modern study of this aspect

Overview

From the earliest centuries of Christianity, the cult of saintly relics has been an important feature of the worship of the Church. This book explores the way in which church architecture has been shaped by holy bones—the physical remains or "relics" of those whom the Church venerated as saints. This is the first complete modern study of this aspect of medieval church architecture in western Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198207948
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Oxford Historical Monographs Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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