Consorting with Saints

Consorting with Saints

Prayer for the Dead in Early Medieval France
Megan McLaughlin
In this book, Megan McLaughlin explores the social and cultural significance of prayer for the dead in the West Frankish realm from the late eighth century through the end of the eleventh century. She argues that the primary function of funerary and commemorative rituals in the early middle ages was to sustain the dead as members of the Christian community on earth, and to link them symbolically with the community of saints in heaven.

Also of interest

Divided Houses
Religion and Gender in Modern France
Caroline Ford


Religion : Christianity
History : History / Europe
History : History / Medieval and Renaissance

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