By David Hugh Farmer
This can be way over a dry hagiographical account of the lives of saints. This exciting and authoritative dictionary breathes lifestyles into its topics and is as browsable because it is informative. severely acclaimed in its many versions, the dictionary is now reissued into the rebranded best-selling Oxford Paperback Reference series.
The entries are concise bills of the lives, cults, and creative institutions of over 1,400 saints, from the recognized to the imprecise, the wealthy to the terrible, and the tutorial to the uneducated. From all walks of existence and from all classes of historical past, the extensive types of personalities and achievements of the canonized are mirrored. that includes maps of pilgrimage points of interest in Europe and entirely up to date appendices, this is still the traditional reference paperback in its field.
Recently-added saints contain the Martyrs of Korea, Vietnam, and the Spanish Civil struggle, Andrew of Crete, and Emily Rodat, a feminine hermit of the seventh century. There also are extra Scottish and Irish saints, and old Welsh saints; extra eu saints from all centuries, in addition to extra saints from jap Europe; extra lately canonized saints and feminine saints from the USA.