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RED DOG Books

publishers of the Red Dog guides to Brittany

Introduction to the

Breton Saints

text and photographs by Wendy Mewes

£5.00    5.00 euros

Book Details:

paperback 24 pages

Language: English

ISBN: 979 10 90374 09 6

Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm

Weight: 62g

Illustrations: colour  photos, map

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Book description:

This short illustrated guide explains the origin and significance of the Breton saints, including their role in the development of Brittany and their enduring identity in Breton popular culture. The text covers famous and less well-known male and female saints of legends and history, their lives, miraculous feats and healing powers. Their relationship with the natural world and landscape features like sacred springs and christianised menhirs is also considered. The lingering legacy today in festivals, pardons, sites and private rituals completes this survey of a distinctly Breton phenomenon. There is also a symbol index for help in identification of statues and other iconography, a map and suggestions for places to visit.

In the same series:

Things to see and do in Huelgoat

Things to see and do in the Monts d’Arrée




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