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The Merovingian Saints

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Discusses the development, nature and role of the most characteristic form of Merovingian literature, the Lives of the Saints. This can be seen in the volumes of the Monumenta Germaniae Historica, ... More


Excerpt from “St Besse: A Study of an Alpine Cult”

Robert Hertz

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The works of French sociologist Robert Hertz (1881–1915) are now staple readings in general anthropology. This study of the cult of a saint in the Italian Alps is lesser known than Hertz’s celebrated ... More


Anglophilia: Deference, Devotion, and Antebellum America

Elisa Tamarkin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226789446
eISBN:
9780226789439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789439.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book charts the phenomenon of the love of Britain that emerged after the Revolution and remains in the character of U.S. society and class, the style of academic life, and the idea of American ... More


Excerpt from <i>Person and God in a Spanish Valley</i>

William A. Christian

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The book Person and God in a Spanish Valley, by anthropologist and historian William A. Christian, is a classic twentieth-century study in the anthropology of Catholicism. It embraces key spatial and ... More


Conclusion: New Saints, New Histories in Modern Spain

Katrina B. Olds

in Forging the Past: Invented Histories in Counter-Reformation Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300185225
eISBN:
9780300186062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185225.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This concluding chapter notes that, in spite of the derision with which modern scholars have come to regard the false chronicles, their indelible mark on local history and religion remains. The fact ... More


Excerpt from “The Priest as Agent of Secularization in Rural Spain”

Stanley H. Brandes

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Stanley Brandes is an American sociocultural anthropologist whose work spans both European and Latin American peasantries. In this article Brandes describes a kind of Catholicism characteristic of ... More


Excerpt from “Tarantism and Catholicism”

Ernesto de Martino

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Ernesto de Martino (1908–65) could be described as one of the founding figures of Italian ethnology. Until his work was translated into English, he was fairly unknown to English-speaking ... More


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