Saints and their Communities

Miracle Stories in Twelfth-Century England
Author(s): 
Yarrow, Simon
ISBN: 
019928363X
Date published: 
January 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£50.00

This is a study of the common social characteristics and circumstances of those among the lay society of twelfth-century England who tended to seek assistance in the form of miracles at the shrines of saints. It aims to make sense of their religious experience and motivation, re-evaluating the religious clich£s of devotion found in conventional medieval narratives.