Iberian Popular Religion, 600 BC to 700 AD: Celts, Romans, and Visigoths
|Author: ||Salisbury, Joyce|
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.
". . . 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