This text includes a number of writings by or about women saints, as well as a large percentage of material which, prior to this book, was not available in English.
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Mary-Ann Stouck is a retired Associate Professor of Humanities at Simon Fraser University. She is the editor of Medieval Saints: A Reader (University of Toronto Press, 1999) and the author of a variety of essays and studies on saints' lives and Middle English literature.
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Book Description University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1442601019
Book Description Univ of Toronto Pr Higher education, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 2nd edition. 637 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1442601019
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Book Description University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Medieval Saints is a collection remarkable both for its range and for its respect for the richness of the individual texts. Through it the reader will be able to trace the origin, the diffusion and the many layers of meaning of a central element of Christianity for a period of well over a millennium. We begin with the martyrs, with vivid tales of public cruelty in the cities of the Greco-Roman Mediterranean and with holy men and women in a recognizably Roman world in its last days. We end, often with the same figures, transformed over time, so as to become part of the Christian 'folklore' of all Western Europe. Gathered from the vernacular languages of Europe, as well as from Latin texts, this collection does justice to the many layers to which the cult of the saints penetrated, and to the constantly changing views of the human person implied in the idea of Christian sanctity. To read it is to re-live an entire era in the imaginative history of Christian Europe. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1442601019