Iberian Popular Religion, 600 BC to 700 AD: Celts, Romans, and Visigoths

Author: Salisbury, Joyce
Year:1985
Pages:334
ISBN:0-88946-809-5
978-0-88946-809-2
Price:219.95
Reconstructs the life, culture, and religious practices of the peasants of this period and the Catholic Church's expansion of the limits of orthodoxy to incorporate elements of peasant religiosity.

Reviews

". . . documents the ways in which the Church coopted rural customs (e.g., fertility rites; the veneration of virgins and hermits) . . . . mines a wide variety of primary sources . . . . The appeal of Priscillianism in northern Spain and the difficulty of its eradication is well-noted." - Religious Studies Review

"Material on early Spain is not easy to come by; this makes Dr. Salisbury's work especially welcome since she provides solid entry into the world of early Christian Spain." - ADRIS