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    DescriptionThe way in which saints' cults operated across and beyond political, ethnic and linguistic boundaries in the medieval British Isles and Ireland, from the sixth to the sixteenth centuries, is the subject of this book. In a series of case studies, the contributions highlight the factors that allowed particular cults to prosper in, or that made them relevant to, a variety of cultural contexts. The collection has a particular emphasis on northern Britain, and the role of devotional interests in connecting or shaping a number of polities and cultural identities (Pictish, Scottish, Northumbrian, Irish, Welsh and English) in a world of fluid political and territorial boundaries. Although the bulk of the studies are concerned with the significance of cults in the insular context, many of the articles also touch on the development of pan-European devotions (such as the cults of St Brendan, The Three Kings or St George). Contributors: James E. Fraser, Thomas Owen Clancy, Fiona Edmonds, John Reuben Davies, Karen Jankulak, Sally Crumplin, Joanna Huntington, Steve Boardman, Eila Williamson, Jonathan Wooding

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    Saints' Cults in the Celtic World
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Steve Boardman, Edited by John Reuben Davies, Edited by Eila Williamson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 236
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 337 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843838456
    ISBN 10: 1843838451

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DB
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F, 3H
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25550
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: REL067010
    B&T Approval Code: A13553030
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    BIC subject category V2: 3H, 3F, 1DB
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    DC23: 941.01
    DC22: 235.20941090
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVG, NHDJ
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    black & white illustrations
    Boydell & Brewer Ltd
    Imprint name
    The Boydell Press
    Publication date
    15 August 2013
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    A diverse and challenging set of essays. Collectively, they illuminate little-known cults across the geographical area known as the Celtic world, contribute to existing debates about more renowned saints, show how hagiography can be combined with other types of evidence to reveal successive stages of devotion, and place the Celtic world firmly in the context of wider European movements. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW Offers something for everyone, from the specialist in Irish naming practices to the student interested in connections between the continent and the Celtic world. (It) offers many interesting insights into the Celtic world in the central middle ages. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW