(PDF/EPUB) [Furta Sacra Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages] Á Patrick J. Geary

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Patrick J. Geary ↠ 0 Free download Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Patrick J. Geary Free download Furta Sacra Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages To obtain sacred relics medieval monks plundered tombs avaricious merchants raided churches and relic mongers scour. Geary looks at relic thefts in Western Europe between about 800 and 1100 seeking to categorise them but also to understand why they were carried out Comprehending the motives of relic thieves can be puzzling for a modern audience particularly when it comes to understanding why their actions were not automatically condemned In this slim clearly written book Geary does a good job at unpicking the rationalisations which were in vogue during this period of the Middle Ages Relics particularly those which were the bodies of saints were alive in some way subjects and not objects therefore if they were stolen it could only be because the saint had personally sanctioned it To say otherwise was to deny the relic s mighty power The stolen relics were used to provide a firm financial foundation for new monasteries to create communal prestige or to calm religious turmoil amongst other reasons There are perhaps places where Geary could have expanded his analysis further or read his sources in depth but this is a useful starting point

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Patrick J. Geary ↠ 0 Free download Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Patrick J. Geary Free download Furta Sacra Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages For these acts asking how the relics were perceived and why the thefts met with the approval of medieval Christians. Found this while I was searching the shelves around here for something else and had to read it again The phenomenon itself is fascinating so it s worth a read just for the narratives of what amounted to the ritual kidnapping of saints My favorite story of relic theft reuired decades of contrivance and biding of one particular monk s time Seriously Why The story of the theft effectively created a break with the past and with the community in which the relics had resided especially since it was believed that saints could not be carried off against their own wills Through a theft another community could forge ties to a particular saint This was such effective creative memory not to mention the power of such stories for capturing the imagination of potential pilgrims that theft stories were often invented even when relics had been acuired by licit means

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  • Paperback
  • 248
  • Furta Sacra Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages
  • Patrick J. Geary
  • English
  • 15 March 2020
  • 9780691008622