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Consorting with Saints

Prayer for the Dead in Early Medieval France

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Consorting with Saints by Megan McLaughlin
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In this book, Megan McLaughlin explores the social and cultural significance of prayer for the dead in the West Frankish realm from the late eighth century through the end of the eleventh century. She argues that the primary function of funerary and commemorative rituals in the early middle ages was to sustain the dead as members of the Christian community on earth, and to link them symbolically with the community of saints in heaven.
Release date Australia
May 5th, 1994
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Cornell University Press
Pages
328
Dimensions
229x152x22
ISBN-13
9780801426483
Product ID
25019420

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