European Religious Cultures is a set of stimulating essays
first written as offerings for Christopher Brooke on his eightieth
birthday. They are now gathered for the enjoyment of all those
interested in the history of religious cultures. They address a variety
of practices in religious life -- among them pilgrimage and the urban
cult of saints, the monastic performance of liturgy, the choice to enter
the priesthood -- and situate them within the life-cycles and social
relations of medieval Europeans. The authors have been inspired by
Christopher Brooke's own interests over a long and fruitful career.
First published in 2008, European Religious Cultures is now reissued as an Open Access edition with a new introduction by Professor Miri Rubin.