"Praised as ""splendid"" (The Economist) and ""the kind of book that gives hagiography a good name"" (The Times), this entertaining and authoritative dictionary breathes life into its subjects and is as browsable as it is informative. First published in 1978, the Oxford Dictionary of Saints offers more than 1,700 fascinating and informative entries covering the lives, cults, and artistic associations of saints from around the world. Ranging from the famous to the obscure, the rich to the poor, and the academic to the uneducated, the saints profiled here come from all walks of life, from all periods of history, and from around the world, reflecting a wide variety of personalities and achievements. This revised fifth edition includes appendices containing maps of pilgrimage sites, a list of saints' patronages and iconographical emblems, and a calendar of principal feasts. Features Revised edition of this highly-acclaimed classic Over 1,700 fully-referenced entries Wide coverage of saints from all eras and backgrounds: from rich to poor, famous to obscure, from academics to the uneducated Covers recently canonized saints, such as the Saints Alphonsa , Marcellin Champagnat , Father Damien de Veuster , and Mary MacKillop Featuring maps showing European pilgrimage sites, a calendar of principal feasts, and a new appendix on pilgrimages Corrections and updates to the current text, plus new entries on recently canonized saints, including Alphonsa , Marcellin Champagnat , Father Damien de Veuster , and Mary MacKillop Additional appendix on pilgrimages About the Author David Hugh Farmer, formerly Reader in History at Reading University, is the author or editor of nine books. "