Consorting with saints : prayer for the dead in early Medieval France /
Megan McLaughlin.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1994.
x, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0801426480 (alk. paper)
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Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1994.
0801426480 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-298) and index.
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"Drawing on theological and liturgical texts, hagiography, and charters, Megan McLaughlin makes an intriguing argument about the social significance and symbolism of prayer for the dead in early medieval France."-Amy G. Remensnyder, American Historical Review
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In this book, Megan McLaughlin explores the social and cultural significance of prayer for the dead in the West Frankish realm from the late eighth century through the end of the eleventh century. She argues that the primary function of funerary and commemorative rituals in the early middle ages was to sustain the dead as members of the Christian community on earth, and to link them symbolically with the community of saints in heaven.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Burial of the Deadp. 24
Commemorationp. 55
The Laity and the Liturgical Communityp. 102
Familiaritasp. 133
The Ideology of Prayer for the Deadp. 178
Epiloguep. 250
Liturgical Privileges in Royal Acts, 768-1108p. 261
Grants of Liturgical Privileges by Five Religious Communities, 800-1099p. 263
Works Citedp. 269
Indexp. 299
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