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Author(s): John Crook
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This comprehensive and authoritative book demonstrates once again John Crook's pre-eminent position as a scholar of the material history of the cult of the saints in the Medieval West. (It) shines a searchlight on this elusive but important subject. ECCLESIOLOGY TODAY Effortlessly combines archaeology, art, architecture, hagiography and other documents to produce a compelling narrative. MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY John Crook, Britain's foremost expert on shrines, here distils a lifetime's research into an essential synthesis. BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGYThis is a valuable resource for church historians and archaeologists, with its 53 black-and-white photos of excellent quality, mostly the work of the author. CHURCH TIMESThis book will be warmly welcomed by readers with a specialist interest in medieval shrines, their origins, locations, associated ceremonies, designs, and fates. Dr Crook is the foremost authority on the subject, and this volume amply shows why. VIDIMUSBR>