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Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society eIng 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 theftffectively created a break with the past and with the community in which the relics had resided specially 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 ffective creative memory not to mention the power of such stories for capturing the imagination of potential pilgrims that theft stories were often invented ven when relics had been acuired by licit means Throughout the period between 800 and 1100 there developed a growing hagiographic tradition that claimed the translations of saints from one location to another by "way of theft These strange accounts are the subject of Geary s project theft These strange accounts are the subject of Geary project xamination that opens the way to further understanding of the power of relics and their role in medieval societyFor the most part the book has a specific range of time and texts with only the the introduction and chapter one describing the broad strokes of history surrounding them This is Both A Benefit And a benefit and detriment to the book On the one hand this attention allows for close study of the sources worthy of sustained discussion although as noted this Black Heart, Red Ruby extended discussion does not always do justice On the other hand background would allow for context in which to situate the particulars of this study Related to this issue Geary at times cites orven uotes stablished authorities such as the Bible Augustine Gregory the Great Isidore and Bede in relation to his subjects but does not discuss the impact of these passages on medieval mindsets Sometimes these citations do not ven provide concrete New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood examples of the point being made Instead these passing references necessitate reading between the lines to find the implicationsGiven the limited. Ed the Roman catacombs In a reviseddition of Furta Sacra Patrick Geary considers the social and cultural context. Scope of the project the close readings and analyses are also not as thorough as one might *Expect Or Hope For Example *or hope For Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey example his use of hagiography Gearymphasizes the general similarities of the accounts rather than the divergent details While he is certainly correct general similarities of the accounts rather than the divergent details While he is certainly correct this is a broad topos of saints lives there is much to be gleaned from xamining the ways is a broad topos of saints lives there is much to be gleaned from xamining the ways which literary topoi are adapted for local variants There is certainly much on which could be ЯED expanded in thisxaminationFor a starting point to the world of saints relics and religious veneration in the arly Middle Ages Geary does present a worthy study but for greater analysis and synthesis readers must look lsewhere Undoubtedly this is a basic study for anyone interested in relics in the arly Middle Ages and one of the great values of this book is the way in which it points toward the need and possibility for further work on the subject Patrick Geary was not rewarded with praise after this book first came out However it is a great book and fortunately has received respect since its first publication He shows how monks and the Christian Church knowingly stole relics and the reasons why they did it This work is about a narrow subject though the analysis is uite illuminating for Western European medieval culture as a whole Geary attempts to understand the background motives and patterns around the translationtheft of saints relics Even better the book provides something of a prologue about relics themselves The study covers a hagiographic genre which could serve as a lesson for today s historiography andor journalism If you want to learn how and why Santa Claus St Nicholas of Myra was stolen from his tomb in Anatolia and transported to a fledgling merchant town in Italy then read on Fascinating thoughtful and accessible consideration of accounts of relics thefts and the interplay between society and relics Geary did a good job taking a measured look at the subject matter without giving into the anachronism and judgmen. For these acts asking how the relics were perceived and why the thefts met with the approval of medieval Christians. 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 Compreh An interesting book on an " 1100 seeking to categorise them but also to understand why they were carried out Compreh An interesting book on an topic the theft of relics during the Central Middle Ages in Europe and how these thefts were tolerated by the Church After the Carolingian period the Church xpanded to rural areas of Europe where Relics provided important spiritual protections from invasion that sparsely populated areas could not otherwise afford or count on Relics were also important sources of revenue for otherwise impoverished areas and could provide a draw for pilgrimageThe most interesting part of the book for me was Geary s distinction between the Byzantine Image and the Catholic Relic the former being a symbol for spiritual presence the latter being actual spiritual presence which was capable of miracles Thus the story of the translationes were incredibly important for Moreno establishing the legitimacy of an object s spiritualndowment something which would otherwise be incredibly difficult to prove How is the dust in the bag definitively that of this particular said Well let me tell you a storyWhile some of the details of various translationes were a bit "tedious for an amateur like me this was nevertheless a very interesting and accessible introduction to an otherwise obscure topic An "for an amateur like me this was nevertheless a very interesting and accessible introduction to an otherwise obscure topic An xamination of the history of relic veneration and theft Some sections on individual monasteries histories and arguments over document dating relic veneration and theft Some sections on individual monasteries histories and arguments over document dating predictably dry but the theft accounts and Geary s religious political historical and symbolic analyses of relics and their importance were really uite fascinating if you re a nerd about Pure joy Catholics will both laugh and cry Protestants will say I told you so The book that kicked my history senior thesis into motion I ve spent many hours with it Found this while I was searching the shelves around here for something lse and had to read it again The phenomenon itself is fascinat. To obtain sacred relics medieval monks plundered tombs avaricious merchants raided churches and relic mongers scour.

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Furta Sacra Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages