The Oxford dictionary of saints / David Hugh Farmer

رقم التسجيلة 2826
نوع المادة Reference
ردمك 0198609493
رقم الطلب

Ref BR1710.F34

شخص Farmer, David Hugh

العنوان The Oxford dictionary of saints / David Hugh Farmer
بيان الطبعة 5th ed., 2003
بيانات النشر Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
الوصف المادي xxiv, 579 p : 20 cm ; maps

''Reissued with new covers 2004''--T.p. verso Includes bibliographical references and index

المحتويات / النص

Introduction Abbreviations A-Z Dictionary of Saints Appendices 1. Principal patronages of saints 2. Prinicipal iconographical emblems of saints Index of places Calendar of the principal feasts Patron saints of countries and towns 3. Maps of pilgrimage sites across the world


This is far more than a dry hagiographical account of the lives of saints. This entertaining and authoritative dictionary breathes life into its subjects and is as browsable as it is informative. Critically acclaimed in its many editions, the dictionary is now reissued into the rebranded best-selling Oxford Paperback Reference series. The entries are concise accounts of the lives, cults, and artistic associations of over 1,400 saints, from the famous to the obscure, the rich to the poor, and the academic to the uneducated. From all walks of life and from all periods of history, the wide varieties of personalities and achievements of the canonized are reflected. Featuring maps of pilgrimage sights in Europe and fully updated appendices, this remains the standard reference paperback in its field. Recently-added saints include the Martyrs of Korea, Vietnam, and the Spanish Civil War, Andrew of Crete, and Emily Rodat, a female hermit of the 7th century. There are also 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 and female saints from the USA.

المواضيع Christian saints - Biography - Dictionaries
Christian saints - Great Britain - Biography - Dictionaries
Christian saints - Ireland - Biography - Dictionaries