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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 percieved and why the thefts met with the approval of medieval Christians.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 248 Vendor: Princeton University Press Publication Date: 1990
Dimensions: 8.48 X 5.48 X 0.61 (inches) ISBN: 0691008620 ISBN-13: 9780691008622 Availability: In Stock