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Insular Religion? - Religion and Literature in Western England, 600–800. By Patrick Sims-Williams. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990. Pp. 460. $65.00. - The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Saxon England. By Mary Clayton. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990. Pp. 300. $59.50. - Saints and Relics in Anglo-Saxon England. By David Rollason. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989. Pp. 256. $39.95. - Isle of the Saints: Monastic Settlement and Christian Community in Early Ireland. By Lisa Bitel. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1990. Pp. 280. $28.95.

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Patrick J. Geary*
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1 Although Wilhelm Levison long ago attempted to dispel this image in his 1943 Ford Lectures published as England and the Continent in the Eighth Century (Oxford, 1946)Google Scholar.

2 For a recent summary, see Lauwers, Michel, “‘Religion populaire,’ culture folklorique, mentalités, notes pour une anthropologie culturelle du moyen age,” Revue d'histoire ecclésiastique 82 (1987): 221-–58Google Scholar.

3 Paxton, Frederick S., Christianizing Death: The Creation of a Ritual Process in Early Medieval Europe (Ithaca, N.Y., 1990)Google Scholar.

4 Head, Thomas, Hagiography and the Cult of Saints: The Diocese of Orleans, 800–1200 (Cambridge, 1990)CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

5 Farmer, Sharon, Communities of Saint Martin: Legend and Ritual in Medieval Tours (Ithaca, N.Y., 1991)Google Scholar.

6 As in the broadside fired by Van Engen, John, “The Christian Middle Ages as an Historiographical Problem,” American Historical Review 91 (1986): 519–52CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

7 Two of the most important attempts are Gurevich, Aron, Medieval Popular Culture: Problems of Belief and Perception (Cambridge, 1988)Google Scholar; and Schmitt, Jean-Claude, Religione, folklore e società nell'Occidente medievale (Bari, 1988)Google Scholar.

8 On the particularly important continuity at Lorch, see Eckhart, Lothar, “Die Kontinuität in der lorcher Kirchenbauten mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Kirche des 5. Jahrhunderts,” in Die Völker an der mittleren und unteren Donau im fünften und sechsten Jahrhundert, ed. Wolfram, Herwig and Daim, Falko (Vienna, 1980), pp. 2327Google Scholar.

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Insular Religion? - Religion and Literature in Western England, 600–800. By Patrick Sims-Williams. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990. Pp. 460. $65.00. - The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Saxon England. By Mary Clayton. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990. Pp. 300. $59.50. - Saints and Relics in Anglo-Saxon England. By David Rollason. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989. Pp. 256. $39.95. - Isle of the Saints: Monastic Settlement and Christian Community in Early Ireland. By Lisa Bitel. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1990. Pp. 280. $28.95.
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