From Abbo of Fleury to Zosimus of Syracuse. Both the famous and obscure are included in this A to Z of saints. This fourth edition includes more saints from European countries, such as Eric of Sweden and Benedict (the African) of Sicily, and those more recently canonized.
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More than 1,300 saints are profiled in this most readable, extensive, and enlightening of references. Curious about the saint you're named after? Attending a feast day for a saint you never heard of? Want an obscure saint to include in your historical novel? Or merely desirous of the kind of feet-up-by-the-fire perusal that only a well-written reference text can provide? David Farmer's compilation of saints includes all English saints; all saints of whom there is or was a notable cult; important saints from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the rest of Europe; and recently canonized saints. Arranged alphabetically, the dictionary starts with Abbo of Fleury, ends with Zosimus of Syracuse, and includes Pelagia of Antioch, Crispina of Tagora, Cunegund the empress, and a wide assortment of other martyrs, popes, spiritual seers, and those, such as Crispin of Viterbo, who were canonized simply for their humble lives and Christian faith. There's also a wonderful appendix of the principal patronages of saints--telling, for example, who's the patron saint of healthy dogs (Hubert) and mad dogs (Sithney), plus an index of the main iconographical emblems of saints, another of places, and a calendar of feast days. --Stephanie GoldAbout the Author:
David Farmer, formerly Reader in History at Reading University, is the author or editor of nine books and is a renowned expert on Saints.
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Book Description Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 019860629X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2206961
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M019860629X