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Apparitions in Late Medieval and Renaissance Spain
William A. Christian Jr.

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"William A. Christian, Jr., is that rare scholar whose training in social anthropology assists rather than obscures his historical research. In Apparitions he . . . Investigates 'a series of reports of celestial visions of common people, children, farmers, shepherds' wives, servants.' The author's approach to these visions is clearly stated: 'Rather than explaining away the visions, or even explaining them, I have tried to learn from them how people experienced both the world they knew and the world they had to imagine.' He has certainly learned much. His book throws light on commonly neglected aspects of Spanish society (such as its attitude toward children) as well as on the religion of the time (for instance, the increased insistence on penance and the Passion)."--J. N. Hillgarth, American Historical Review

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