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The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (2nd Edition)

D Farmer

The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (2nd Edition)

D Farmer

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From the famous to the obscure, this new edition of the immensely popular Oxford Dictionary of Saints provides concise, readable accounts of the lives of over 1,300 saints, more than any similar guide. In addition to the biographical sketches, information on the cults and artistic associations< br> of particular saints is also given full coverage. < br> Fully revised and updated for this new edition, this handy resource also includes new entries on a number of recently canonized saints as well as a new appendix on patronages. The inclusion of more saints from Europe confirms the dictionary's reputation as the standard one-volume work available< br> in English. A book to be dipped into again and again, The Oxford Dictionary of Saints will intrigue anyone who delights in stories of the marvelous, the uncanny, and the bizarre.

- Publisher From the famous to the obscure, this book provides concise accounts of the lives, cults, and artistic associations of over 1,300 saints. Fully 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 the standard one-volume work available in English. '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 'he breathes life into his scholarship and has produced a dictionary which makes compulsive reading.' Tablet 'Even those who do not believe in the saints ... will be able to enjoy and to profit from this splendid book.' The Economist 'the usual Oxford Dictionary qualities of authority, succinct wit and an eye for the anecdotal and the bizarre.' Country Life 'excellent and readable ... A holy dip that's much more pleasant than baptism.' Guardian

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From the famous to the obscure, this new edition of the immensely popular Oxford Dictionary of Saints provides concise, readable accounts of the lives of over 1,300 saints, more than any similar guide. In addition to the biographical sketches, information on the cults and artistic associations< br> of particular saints is also given full coverage. < br> Fully revised and updated for this new edition, this handy resource also includes new entries on a number of recently canonized saints as well as a new appendix on patronages. The inclusion of more saints from Europe confirms the dictionary's reputation as the standard one-volume work available< br> in English. A book to be dipped into again and again, The Oxford Dictionary of Saints will intrigue anyone who delights in stories of the marvelous, the uncanny, and the bizarre.
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From the famous to the obscure, this book provides concise accounts of the lives, cults, and artistic associations of over 1,300 saints. Fully 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 the standard one-volume work available in English. '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 'he breathes life into his scholarship and has produced a dictionary which makes compulsive reading.' Tablet 'Even those who do not believe in the saints ... will be able to enjoy and to profit from this splendid book.' The Economist 'the usual Oxford Dictionary qualities of authority, succinct wit and an eye for the anecdotal and the bizarre.' Country Life 'excellent and readable ... A holy dip that's much more pleasant than baptism.' Guardian
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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 Mandic

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  • Catalogue Code 116560
  • Product Code 0192800582
  • EAN 9780192800589
  • Pages 570
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date Feb 1998
  • Dimensions 190 x 120 x 30 mm
  • Weight 0.385kg

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