Communities of Saint Martin: Legend and Ritual in Medieval Tours
Sharon 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 Martin's town.
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PART ONE BEGGING FAVOR
The Act of Supplication
The Court of the Heavenly King
PART TWO CONSTRUCTING A POLITICAL COMMUNITY
Toward an Iconic Kingship
PART THREE BEGGING PARDON
The Ideal of Discretionary Justice
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