Medieval Music, Legend, and the Cult of St Martin: The Local by Yossi Maurey

By Yossi Maurey

St Martin of excursions was once a protector saint of diverse French kings. His used to be the most winning saintly cults in medieval Europe, and town of excursions functioned as a spiritual city, drawing pilgrims from everywhere in the continent. beforehand, little has been recognized approximately how St Martin got here to encourage any such vigorous folkloric culture, quite a few artworks, and the institution of millions of church buildings and diverse confraternities. during this ebook, Yossi Maurey addresses those questions via targeting the church devoted to the saint in excursions, which acted because the crucible for Martin's cult. Maurey explores the tune and liturgy of the cult - the best technique of its dissemination - to bare its huge, immense diffusion and effect. construction a extra concrete photo of ways saints' cults operated and formed medieval realities, this booklet additionally presents new insights into the interactions among modern faith, artwork and politics.

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