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Medieval saints" lives the gift, kinship and community in old French hagiography by Emma Campbell

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Published by D.S. Brewer in Cambridge .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Christian hagiography,
  • French literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism,
  • Hagiography in literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography and index.

StatementEmma Campbell.
SeriesGallica -- v. 12, Gallica (Woodbridge (Suffolk, England)) -- v. 12.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBX4662 .C36 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 274 p., [4] p. of plates :
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23022602M
ISBN 101843841800
ISBN 109781843841807
LC Control Number2009275228

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