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Saints and Society

The Two Worlds of Western Christendom, 1000-1700

Saints and Society

The Two Worlds of Western Christendom, 1000-1700

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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226890562
Number of Pages: 321
Published: 15/06/1986
Width: 15.2 cm
Height: 22.7 cm
In Saints and Society, Donald Weinstein and Rudolph M. Bell examine the lives of 864 saints who lived between 1000 and 1700 and the perceptions of sanctity prevalent in late medieval and early modern Europe. They also provide a substantial body of information on the people among whom the saints lived and by whom they came to be venerated. In the first part, the authors give close consideration to what the saints' lives reveal about childhood, adolescence, and adulthood; the impact of religious inspiration upon family bonds; and family influences upon religious behavior. The second part provides a composite picture of piety and its changing configuration in Latin Christendom. With the assistance of statistical analysis, the authors answer questions involving the popular perception of holiness, social class, and gender.

Donald Weinstein, Rudolph M. Bell

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