Hagiography and the Cult of Saints: The Diocese of Orléans, 800-1200 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought) by Thomas Head
English | Nov 24, 2005 | ISBN: 0521023424, 0521365007 | 360 Pages | PDF | 7 MB
This is a study of the place of patron saints in Frankish society during the Carolingian and early Capetian periods. The book focuses on the composition of works in praise of dead holy people - hagiography - and the veneration of their physical remains - the cult of saints. It examines the patrons of a single diocese, Orléans, because a saint's power of patronage was defined in terms of a particular locale.