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Lourdes

by Ruth Harris

Penguin UK (PB) | October 28, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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Lourdes was at the very centre of nineteenth century debates on religion, science and medicine. Both the Church and secularists championed the "miracle" town as crucial in shaping how society should think about the mind, body and spirit. Since the "visions" of Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 transformed the quiet Pyrenean town into an international tourist and pilgrimage destination, it has been a site for controversy. In her well-crafted and carefully researched book, Harris deftly places Lourdes and its attendant spiritual movement firmly at the centre of French history and shows its significance in the country's development.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 496 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: October 28, 2008

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141038489

ISBN - 13: 9780141038483

Found in: History

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Lourdes

Lourdes

by Ruth Harris

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 496 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: October 28, 2008

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141038489

ISBN - 13: 9780141038483

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Lourdes was at the very centre of nineteenth century debates on religion, science and medicine. Both the Church and secularists championed the "miracle" town as crucial in shaping how society should think about the mind, body and spirit. Since the "visions" of Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 transformed the quiet Pyrenean town into an international tourist and pilgrimage destination, it has been a site for controversy. In her well-crafted and carefully researched book, Harris deftly places Lourdes and its attendant spiritual movement firmly at the centre of French history and shows its significance in the country's development.

About the Author

Ruth Harris is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at New College, Oxford.

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