Contemporary life in two twelfth-century saints" legends
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Published by Norwood Editions in Norwood, Pa .
Written in English



  • England


  • Christian saints -- Legends.,
  • Monastic and religious life -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.,
  • England -- Religious life and customs.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Irene Pettit McKeehan.
LC ClassificationsBX4659.G7 M26 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 289-305 ;
Number of Pages305
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4714567M
ISBN 100848217055
LC Control Number78000758

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