Saints and Their Miracles in Late Antique Gaul [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview

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 communities, and the concept of sin and redemption in late Roman Gaul.

Van Dam begins by describing the origins of the three cults, and discusses the career of Bishop Gregory of Tours, who benefited from the support of various patron saints and in turn promoted their cults. He then treats the political and religious dimensions of healing miracles--including their relation to Catholic theology and their use by bishops to challenge royal authority--and of pilgrimages to saints' shrines. The miracle stories, collected mainly by Gregory of Tours, appear in their first complete English translations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400821143
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 11/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Course Book
  • Pages: 372
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Raymond Van Dam is Associate Professor of Roman History at the University of Michigan. He is the author of "Leadership and Community in Late Antique Gaul" (California) and of "Gregory of Tours, Glory of the Martyrs" and "Gregory of Tours, Glory of the Confessors", both published by Liverpool University Press.
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Table of Contents


Preface


Abbreviations


Introduction
3
Ch. 1
Different Saints, Different Cults
11
1
The Cult of St. Martin
13
2
The Cult of St. Hilary
28
3
The Cult of St. Julian
41
Ch. 2
Gregory of Tours and His Patron Saints
50
1
Becoming a Bishop
52
2
Being a Bishop
68
Ch. 3
Bodily Miracles
82
1
Body and Community
86
2
Body and Power
94
3
Body and Theology
105
Ch. 4
Pilgrimages and Miracle Stories
116
1
Pilgrimages to Tours
117
2
"The Place Where His Body Is Now Honored"
128
3
Pilgrimages from Tours
135
4
Gregory's Vow
142

Epilogue
150

The Miracles of St. Hilary (= VH)
155

The Suffering and Miracles of the Martyr St. Julian (= VJ)
162

Appendix 1: The Suffering of the Martyr St. Julian (= Passio)
196

The Miracles of the Bishop St. Martin (= VM 1-4)
199

Appendix 2: A Sermon in Praise of St. Martin (= Sermo)
304

Appendix 3: Inscriptions from the Martinellus
308

Editions and Translations
319

Bibliography
323

Map
335

Index
337
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