By David Hugh Farmer
This is often excess of a dry hagiographical account of the lives of saints. This enjoyable and authoritative dictionary breathes existence into its matters and is as browsable because it is informative. significantly acclaimed in its many variations, the dictionary is now reissued into the rebranded best-selling Oxford Paperback Reference series.
The entries are concise money owed of the lives, cults, and inventive institutions of over 1,400 saints, from the well-known to the imprecise, the wealthy to the negative, and the tutorial to the uneducated. From all walks of existence and from all sessions of historical past, the extensive forms 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 continues to be the normal reference paperback in its field.
Recently-added saints contain the Martyrs of Korea, Vietnam, and the Spanish Civil conflict, Andrew of Crete, and Emily Rodat, a feminine hermit of the seventh century. There also are extra Scottish and Irish saints, and historic Welsh saints; extra ecu saints from all centuries, in addition to extra saints from jap Europe; extra lately canonized saints and feminine saints from the USA.