Stories of the Rose
The Making of the Rosary in the Middle Ages
ISBN10: 0271016310 ISBN13: 9780271016313 Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr Published: Jun 1 1997 Pages: 210 Weight: 1.35lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 6.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
For centuries, the rosary has been one of the most popular expressions of religious devotion among Roman Catholics, but its origins remain obscure. Stories of the Rose presents a compelling and readable history of the rosary in its formative years. It explores the many spiritual, literary, and artistic dimensions of the rosary and explains how and why it became so popular on the eve of the Protestant Reformation.