The book devotes many pages to role of women in 19th century france and will be in 19th Century France and will be great interest to anyone of women in 19th Century France and will be of great interest to anyone to know about women s rights in France It is also a must read for people interested in French social history She also ooks into the relationaship of anti Semitism to the Catholic piety of the time People are never presented two dimensionally to represent the ideals or concepts they championed Ms Harris treats the people she writes about with respect and intelligence As for Bernadette s vision and the miracles she tells what is known and she knows a ot and the reactions they caused without taking a stand one way or the other herself Truly a great work of historical writin. Visions of the Virgin Mary to his evolution into an important pilgrimage site Reprint.
Free download Lourdes Body and Spirit in the Secular AgeSome disturbing inks between Catholicism and anti semitismWell written and very
informative ms harrisMs Harris the story of the wonderous events in the small town of Lourdes and relates them to the history of France in the second half of the 19th Century Her approach is to tell the story of the events through the Alimentation de l'enfant de 0 à 3 ans lives of the people involved To do so she uotes frometters
and diaries as well as official records In order to write in such depth she must have read everything everdiaries as well as official records In order to write in such depth she must have read everything ever during this period about Lourdes Between the Notes
And The Bibliography At Thethe Bibliography at the of the book is a three page Dramatis Personae isting all the major people associated with the shrine Not just for Catholics. Uence of Lourdes on the Catholic Church and its faith from Bernadette Soubirous's 1858. ,
An interesting socio political
historical account to the famous Marian Shrine I was specifically interested in theaccount to the famous Marian Shrine I was specifically interested in the Christian folklore of the region especially in relation to the connection between existing animistic customs and fairiesThe second half of the book is uite dry but Le jardin de Babylone (1969) less of an interest to me Okay so I had to read this for grad school but I was really moved by it Recommended for the formerly Catholic or those bemused by religious fervor in modern society Ruth Harris started off as a sceptic about the miracles of Lourdes but she brings out the constancy of Bernadette s witness in the face of enormous pressure Harris describes the political and social context and brings out. An in depth history of the world's most famous healing shrine traces the dramatic infl.