The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

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From the famous to the obscure, this book provides concise accounts of the lives, cults, and artistic associations of over 1300 saints. Revised and updated for this new edition, it includes new entries on a number of recently canonized saints and a new appendix on patronages, confirming the work's reputation as a standard one-volume work on this subject.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 570 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 33.02mm | 385.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0192800582
  • 9780192800589

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an essential reference work for anyone interested in the subject Daily Telegraph this delightful array of the good and the incredible is the sort of thing that gives hagiography a good name The Times excellent and readable ... A holy dip that's much more pleasant than baptism. Guardianshow more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; ABBREVIATIONS; SAINTS; APPENDICES; INDEX OF PLACES; CALENDAR OF FEASTS; NEW SAINTS INCLUDE: MORE SCOTTISH AND IRISH SAINTS, AND ANCIENT WELSH SAINTS; MORE EUROPEAN SAINTS FROM ALL CENTURIES, AS WELL AS MORE SAINTS FROM EASTERN EUROPE; MORE RECENTLY CANONIZED SAINTS, E.G. MARY MACKILLOP OF AUSTRALIA, RAPHAELA AYLLON, AND LEOPOLD MANDICshow more

About David Hugh Farmer

About the Author: David Hugh Farmer retired as Reader in History at Reading University in 1988. His books include Magna Vita Sancti Hugonis: The Life of St Hugh of Lincoln by Adam of Eynsham, which he edited with Decima L. Douie for the Oxford Medieval Texts series.show more

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