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Communities of Saint Martin: Rural Rebellion in Comparative Perspective Sharon A. Farmer

Communities of Saint Martin: Rural Rebellion in Comparative Perspective

Sharon A. Farmer

Published June 1st 1991
ISBN : 9780801423918
Hardcover
358 pages
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Sharon Farmer here investigates the ways in which three medieval communitiesthe town of Tours, the basilica of Saint-Martin there, and the abbey of Marmoutier nearbyall defined themselves through the cult of Saint Martin. She demonstrates how in theMoreSharon Farmer here investigates the ways in which three medieval communities—the town of Tours, the basilica of Saint-Martin there, and the abbey of Marmoutier nearby—all defined themselves through the cult of Saint Martin. She demonstrates how in the early Middle Ages the bishops of Tours used the cult of Martin, their fourth-century predecessor, to shape an idealized image of Tours as Martins town.