Royal Books and Holy Bones

Royal Books and Holy Bones

Essays in Medieval Christianity

Hardback380pp Illustrated230x150mm

9781472953230     Product Code: 511511


In this collection of his recent writing, Duffy engages with historians’ growing interest in the material culture and practices by which medieval Christians articulated their convictions. Shedding light on Western religion between the decline of pagan Rome and the Reformation, the 21 essays focus both on physical objects, from relics and images of saints to the mysterious Voynich manuscript, and on responses to such varied phenomena as sacred song, holy war and plague.

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