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Saints And Relics In Anglo Saxon England

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The veneration of saints and relics is one of the most striking features of Anglo-Saxon society. A vast literature, produced by some of the foremost writers of the age such as Bede, developed to record the lives and miracles of saints. Their mortal remains were encased in sumptious reliquaries and housed in magnificent churches often built especially to honour them. Miracl ...more
Hardcover, 245 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Blackwell Publishers
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David W. Rollason is an English historian and medievalist. He is a Professor in history at Durham University. He specialises in the cult of saints in Anglo-Saxon England, the history of Northumbria and in the historical writings of Durham, most notably producing a modern edition and translation of the Libellus de exordio and co-operating on an edition of the Durham Liber Vitae.

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