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Saints and Society The Two Worlds of Western Christendom, 1000-1700

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ISBN-10: 0226890562

ISBN-13: 9780226890562

Edition: 1986

Authors: Donald Weinstein, Rudolph M. Bell

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 321
Size: 0.60" wide x 0.89" long x 0.08" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Rudolph M. Bell, professor of history at Rutgers University, is the author of a number of books in Italian history, among them�Fate and Honor, Family and Village: Demographic and Cultural Change in Rural Italy Since 1800,�Holy Anorexia, How to Do It: Guides to Good Living for Renaissance Italians, and The Voices of Gemma Galgani: The Life and Afterlife of a Modern Saint (with Cristina Mazzoni),�all published by the University of Chicago Press.

List of Illustrations
Introduction: The Historian and the Hagiographer
The Call to Holiness
Adults Appendix to Part 1: Statistical Profiles of Saints
Perceptions of Sanctity
Who Was a Saint?
Men and Women Conclusion: New Directions
Appendix on Sources
Appendix on Method