The Rescue of the Innocents: Endangered Children in Medieval Miracles

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In The Rescue of the Innocents, Richard Finucane looks at the influence of miracles on the lives of children during the Middle Ages. Finucane explores rampant reports of miraculous happenings, delving into the experiences of six hundred children who were rescued, cured, or resuscitated--it was thought--by the holy dead. He analyzes the impact that these wonders had on the families of the children, comparing the differences between experiences of families in the north and the south of Europe. The reactions of mothers in ...

The Rescue of the Innocents: Endangered Children in Medieval Miracles 2000, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312224554

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