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Exaltation of the Cross toward the origins of the Feast of the Cross and the meaning of the Cross in early medieval liturgy by L. van Tongeren

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Published by Peeters in Leuven, Sterling, Va .
Written in English



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  • Feast of the Cross -- Liturgy -- History and criticism.,
  • Holy Cross -- Legends.,
  • Spirituality -- Europe -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-334) and indexes.

StatementLouis van Tongeren.
SeriesLiturgia condenda ;, 11
LC ClassificationsBV50.E93 .T6613 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 342 p. ;
Number of Pages342
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6788292M
ISBN 10904290951X
LC Control Number00046521

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