Here Raymond Van Dam uses accounts of miracles performed by SS. Martin, Julian, and Hilary to provide a vivid and comprehensive depiction of some of the most influential saints' cults. Viewed within the context of ongoing tensions between paganism and Christianity and between Frankish kings and bishops, these cults tell much about the struggle for authority, the forming of communities, and the concept of sin and redemption in late Roman Gaul.The miracle stories, collected mainly by Gregory of Tours, appear in their first complete English translations.
|Title||:||Saints and Their Miracles in Late Antique Gaul|
|Author||:||Raymond Van Dam|
|Publisher||:||Princeton University Press - 1993|