One Hundred Saints: Their Lives and Likenesses Drawn from Butler's Lives of the Saints and Great Works of Western Art

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Bulfinch, Oct 14, 2002 - Art - 288 pages
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Originally published in 1993, this is still the only version of Butler's long-revered 'Lives of the Saints' that presents saints in all their splendour, in both word & image. The selection reflects contemporary interest & patronage.

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A paperback edition of the 1993 original, this volume unites text adapted from Butler's mid-18th century Lives of the Saints with reproductions of saints' portraits in stained glass windows ... Read full review

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This is a coffee-table collection of 100 popular saints illustrated with art works taken from international galleries. The saints are listed alphabetically in a valuable table of contents, with a ... Read full review

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Alban Butler's Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints was published between 1756 and 1759. Since then the multi-volume work has undergone numerous revisions and updatings. Since this British cleric was somewhat reticent about promulgating many of the legends and stories commonly attributed to saints today, we have drawn on a more colorful, 20th-century revision for One Hundred Saints.

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