Church and Belief in the Middle Ages

Popes, Saints, and Crusaders

Edited by Kirsi Salonen and Sari Katajala-Peltomaa

Church and Belief in the Middle Ages

Edited by Kirsi Salonen and Sari Katajala-Peltomaa

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

276 pages | 6 line drawings | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2016
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9789089647764 Published October 2016 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
The roles of popes, saints, and crusaders were inextricably intertwined in the Middle Ages: papal administration was fundamental in the making and promulgating of new saints and in financing crusades, while crusaders used saints as propaganda to back up the authority of popes, and even occasionally they ended up being sanctified. Yet current scholarship rarely treats these three components of medieval faith together. This book remedies that by bringing together scholars to consider the links among the three and the ways that understanding them can help us build a more complete picture of the working of the church and Christianity in the Middle Ages.
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