Saints in Medieval Manuscripts [Paperback]

Greg Buzwell (Author)

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ISBN: 9780712348706 | Published by: British Library | Year of Publication: 2005 | Language: English 64p, many col pls

Saints in Medieval Manuscripts


This study explores the lives and legends of a selection of saints and martyrs accompanied by a number of manuscripts from the collection of the British Library. Rather than looking at individual saints in turn, the discussion is thematic, exploring how someone became a saint, who or what a virgin martyr was, what their role was in society and why relics and pilgrimage became so important and influential in the medieval period. Whether trampling on Satan, or pictured in a moment of quiet devotion, Greg Buzwell also explores the representation of saints in art. Well-known and lesser-known saints include St Sebastian, St George, St Catherine, St Ursula, St Jerome, St Benedict, St Patrick, St Cuthbert and St Andrew.

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