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The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

David Hugh Farmer

Fifth edition

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199596607
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191727764 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199596607.001.0001
The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

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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.  1705 pages.  376234 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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Aaron in The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

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Abbo of Fleury (d. 1004) in The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

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Acca (d. 740) in The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

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Acislus and Victoria in The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

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Adalbert of Egmond (d. <i>c.</i>710) in The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

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Adalbert of Magdeburg (d. 981) in The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

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