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Benedictine maledictions

liturgical cursing in Romanesque France

by Lester K. Little

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca .
Written in English

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  • France
    • Subjects:
    • Catholic Church -- Liturgy -- History.,
    • Blessing and cursing -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.,
    • Monasticism and religious orders -- France -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.,
    • France -- Church history -- To 987.,
    • France -- Church history -- 987-1515.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementby Lester K. Little.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBX2045.C87 L58 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxx, 296 p. :
      Number of Pages296
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1415603M
      ISBN 100801428769
      LC Control Number93025079

      Lester K. Little is Dwight W. Morrow Professor Emeritus of History and a senior fellow of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute at Smith College. He is a former director of the American Academy in Rome, a past president of the Medieval Academy of America, and also a past president of the International Union of Institutes of Archaeology, Art History and History in Rome.


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