The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

The Oxford Dictionary of Saints - Oxford Paperback Reference

5th Edition Rev

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Synopsis

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. First published in 1978, the Oxford Dictionary of Saints offers more than 1,700 fascinating and informative entries covering the lives, cults, and artistic associations of saints from around the world, 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 and from around the world, the wide varieties of personalities and achievements of the canonized are reflected. An updated introduction explains the steps towards becoming a saint, the processes of beatification and canonization. This revised fifth edition includes appendices containing five maps of pilgrimage sites, a list of saints' patronages and iconographical emblems, and a calendar of principal feasts, as well as a new appendix on pilgrimages.

Book information

ISBN: 9780199596607
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
Edition: 5th Edition Rev
DEWEY: 270.0922
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 394g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 31mm