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The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, Fifth Edition Revised (Oxford Quick Reference)

The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, Fifth Edition Revised (Oxford Quick Reference)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780199596607
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Release Date: Jun 04, 2011
  • Edition: 5 Revised
  • Pages: 608 pages
  • Dimensions: 1.30 x 5.10 x 7.60 inches

Overview

Praised as "splendid" (The Economist) and "the kind of book that gives hagiography a good name" (The Times), this entertaining and authoritative dictionary breathes life into its subjects and is as browsable as it is informative. First published in 1978, the Oxford Dictionary of Saints offers more than 1,700 fascinating and informative entries covering the lives, cults, and artistic associations of saints from around the world. Ranging from the famous to the obscure, the rich to the poor, and the academic to the uneducated, the saints profiled here come from all walks of life, from all periods of history, and from around the world, reflecting a wide variety of personalities and achievements. This revised fifth edition includes appendices containing maps of pilgrimage sites, a list of saints' patronages and iconographical emblems, and a calendar of principal feasts.

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