By Patrick J. Geary
To receive sacred relics, medieval priests plundered tombs, avaricious retailers raided church buildings, and relic-mongers scoured the Roman catacombs. In a revised version of Furta Sacra, Patrick Geary considers the social and cultural context for those acts, asking how the relics have been perceived and why the thefts met with the approval of medieval Christians.
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Furta Sacra: Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages. (Revised Edition) by Patrick J. Geary