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Relics and remains / edited by Alexandra Walsham
Oxford : Oxford Journals, 2010
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 3rd Floor  BL619.R44 R44 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Relics -- History
Reliquaries
Christian saints -- Cult
Physical Description 355 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Note "This collection of essays arose out of a conference held at the University of Exeter in September 2008."--p. [8] acknowledgements
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: relics and remains / Alexandra Walsham -- Divine of body: the remains of Egyptian kings--preservation, reverence, and memory in a world without relics / Robert Morkot -- Relics and remains in an ancient Greek world full of anthropomorphic gods / Robin Osborne -- Rulers and relics c.750-c.950: treasure on earth, treasure in heaven / Julia M. H. Smith -- Relics of piety and power in medieval Islam / Josef W. Meri -- Skeletons in the cupboard: relics after the English reformation / Alexandra Walsham -- Grapho-relics: Lutheranism and the materilization of the word / Ulinka Rublack -- Tongues, toes and bones: remembering saints in early modern Bohemia / Howard Louthan -- 'The devil was in that little bone': the Portuguese capture and destruction of the Buddha's tooth-relic, Goa, 1561 / John S. Strong -- The strange business of memory: relic forgery in Latin America / Paul Gillingham -- The several legs of Santa Anna: a saga of secular relics / Alan Knight -- Mao's travelling mangoes: food as relic in revolutionary China / Adam Yuet Chau -- what remains? Anti-Communism, forensic archaeology, and the retelling of the national past in Lithuania and Romania / James Mark -- The search for the remains of Dedan Kimathi: the politics of death and memorialization in post-colonial Kenya / Daniel Branch -- Testimonies as sacred texts: the sanctification of Holocaust writing / Zoƫ Waxman
Series Past and present supplements ; [new series] 5
Alternate Author Walsham, Alexandra, 1966-
Past and Present Society

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