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Author Orme, Nicholas.

Title The saints of Cornwall / Nicholas Orme.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  235.2094237 ORME MF28    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii,302 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Cornwall is famous for its saintly place-names: St Austell, St Germans, St Ives, and St Michael's Mount. This book explains why the Cornish honoured so many saints--some famous, some obscure--and how studying saints uncovers the history of the county in medieval times. It provides an account of every saint who was venerated in Cornwall up to the Reformation--the first time this has ever been done for an English county. Every relevant church, chapel, altar, image, and holy well is listed, together with every relevant writing, folk-story and festival, from the earliest times to the present day.
Subject Saints -- England -- Cornwall (County)
ISBN 0198207654 £60.00