Du dépôt à la déposition des reliques au Moyen Âge

Abstract : This contribution aims to analyse the links between deposits of saints' bodily remains (relics) and the sacredness of places according to narrative hagiographical texts. Even the temporary stay of a holy corpse is able to transfer its miraculous power to the place. It gives rise to different surnatural manifestations as makes the place taboo. The place of deposition is considered as the "house" of the saint. The liturgical ceremonies ritualize the act of deposition and the reliquaries exalt the deposited relics.
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Edina Bozoky. Du dépôt à la déposition des reliques au Moyen Âge. Actes des XXIXe rencontres internationales d'archéologie et d'histoire d'Antibes, Oct 2008, Antibes, France. pp.435-456. ⟨halshs-01445088⟩

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