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Holy Bones Holy Dust

Author : Charles Freeman
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Relics were everywhere in medieval society. Saintly morsels such as bones, hair, teeth, blood, milk, and clothes, and items like the Crown of Thorns, coveted by Louis IX of France, were thought to bring the believer closer to the saint, who might intercede with God on his or her behalf. In the first comprehensive history in English of the rise of relic cults, Charles Freeman takes readers on a vivid, fast-paced journey from Constantinople to the northern Isles of Scotland over the course of a millennium.In "Holy Bones, Holy Dust," Freeman illustrates that the pervasiveness and variety of relics answered very specific needs of ordinary people across a darkened Europe under threat of political upheavals, disease, and hellfire. But relics were not only venerated--they were traded, collected, lost, stolen, duplicated, and destroyed. They were bargaining chips, good business and good propaganda, politically appropriated across Europe, and even used to wield military power. Freeman examines an expansive array of relics, showing how the mania for these objects deepens our understanding of the medieval world and why these relics continue to capture our imagination.

Rome s Christian Empress

Author : Joyce E. Salisbury
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Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Introduction. A Forgotten Empress -- 1 The "Most Noble" Princess: 379-395 -- 2 Orphan Princess in Stilicho's Shadow: 395-408 -- 3 Held Hostage by the Goths: 408-412 -- 4 Queen of the Visigoths: 411-416 -- 5 Wife and Mother in Ravenna: 416-424 -- 6 Empress of the Romans: 424-437 -- 7 The Empress Mother and Her Children: 438-455 -- Epilogue. The Fall of the Western Empire: 455-476 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z.

The baptist Magazine

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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott Bart

Author : Walter Scott
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Pendower a Story of Cornwall in the Time of Henry the Eighth

Author : Marianne FILLEUL
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An Analytical Concordance to the Holy Scriptures

Author : John Eadie
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The Holy Bible in the Authorized Version

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the layman s breviary or mediation for every day in the year

Author : c.t. brooks
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The Layman s Breviary Or Meditations for Every Day in the Year

Author : Leopold Schefer
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The holy Bible tr by R Young

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The catacombs of Rome historical and descriptive by W H D Adams

Author : William Henry Davenport Adams
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The Contemporary Review

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Reliquiare im Mittelalter

Author : Bruno Reudenbach
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Having a Wonderful Time

Author : Arthur Hoppe
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Renowned for his biting satires of politics, government, money, and other chimeras, Hoppe here takes a fresh stab at world events while bringing a skewering wit to his own life in journalism. With his usual combination of charm and provocation, he describes his plans for the "Nobody for President" campaign, writes about "Private Oliver Drab" in Vietnam, and reveals the foibles of presidents "Elbie Jay," Nixon, and Clinton (Hillary is a cross between Eleanor Roosevelt and Eva Peron).

A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament Or A Dictionary and Alphabetical Index to the Bible

Author : Alexander Cruden
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The poetical works of sir Walter Scott With life 8 engr on steel

Author : sir Walter Scott (bart.)
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Black s Picturesque Tourist of Scotland

Author : Adam and Charles Black (Firm)
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Black s Picturesque Tourist of Scotland

Author : Adam Black
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Yarrow

Author : Robert Borland
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The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments

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