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The Private Lives of the Saints

England Taking them from their heavenly status to the human level Oxford art historian and BBC presenter Dr Janina Ramirez explores the real lives. This is an interesting way of tackling Anglo Saxon history Ramirez puts the saints in the cultural and religious context of their time to show the development of Christianity and its influence on politics the arts and everything else Very little is known about some of these characters but it doesn t really matter My one criticism is that the book feels rather padded out in places

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Of over a dozen seminal saintsThis landmark book provides a uniue and captivating lens through which to explore the rich history of the Dark Ages. 35 5It is my innate liking of Anglo Saxon Britain which makes me rate this at 355 rather than any particular strength of the book Indeed I think that while it is an illuminating look into many people who otherwise do not get a deserved mention in secular histories the look into every individual here is uite shallow and generally based on a well known story or feature Rarely do we encounter even a conjecture of what their private life was like and even where the author s mention of interesting results is common these results are communicated down to the reade Electing Judges uniue and captivating lens through which to explore the rich history of the Dark Ages. 35 5It is my innate liking of Anglo Saxon Britain which makes me rate this at 355 rather than any particular strength of the book Indeed I think that while it is an illuminating look into many people who otherwise do not get a deserved mention in secular histories the look into every individual here is Encounters with Rauschenberg uite shallow and generally based on a well known story or feature Rarely do we encounter even a conjecture of what their private life was like and even where the author s mention of interesting results is common these results are communicated down to the reade

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Skulduggery power struggles and politics The Private Lives of the Saints offers an original and fascinating re examination of life in Anglo Saxon. Dr Janina Ramirez now uite well acknowledged as a Television historian and broadcaster over the past decade or so crafts a history of the most well known Anglo Saxon and Celtic Christian Saints starting from the fourth century right up until the eleventh century AD in a period commonly known as the Dark Ages due to a lack of written records of this time a confusing era of British history with very limited sources apart from the venerable Bede and without him we would have less sources to go on Starting with Saint Alban and his martyrdom being an early Christ Encounters with Rauschenberg uite well acknowledged as a Television historian and broadcaster over the past decade or so crafts a history of the most well known Anglo Saxon and Celtic Christian Saints starting from the fourth century right Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries up Engendering Song until the eleventh century AD in a period commonly known as the Dark Ages due to a lack of written records of this time a confusing era of British history with very limited sources apart from the venerable Bede and without him we would have less sources to go on Starting with Saint Alban and his martyrdom being an early Christ


About the Author: Janina Ramírez

Janina Sara María Ramírez née Maleczek; 7 July 1980 sometimes credited as Nina Ramírez is a British art and cultural historian and TV presenter based in Woodstock Oxfordshire She specialises in interpreting symbols and examining works of art within their own historical contextRamírez went to school in Slough She gained a degree in English literature specialising in Old and Middle Englis



10 thoughts on “The Private Lives of the Saints

  1. says:

    An enticing and cosy little book but not altogether convincing It is a saintly version of In search of the dark ages Songs of Praise on the road through history tenish saints as spotlights to illuminateview spoiler and there is a fair bit about illumination and the creation of manuscripts generally in the book hide spoiler

  2. says:

    Dr Janina Ramirez now uite well acknowledged as a Television historian and broadcaster over the past decade or so crafts a history of

  3. says:

    A fascinating book about several saints from Anglo Saxon times I've tagged it as 'religion' but it wears its religion very lightlyReally it's a romp through several hundred years of Anglo Saxon cultural history using the lives of these saints as a device Clever approach because apart from a very few kings it's these saints that are the most well known people of that era And in a sense it's all about St Bede or the Venerable Bede

  4. says:

    It has to be said that Dr Janina Ramirez’s books has a slightly misleading title but it is fascinating and informative read nonethelessThis book primarily focuses on ten saints spanning between the fourth and tenth cent

  5. says:

    An interesting book in places but vague in others It would have been helpful to clarify that the author was using 'saint' to refer to those venerated as such by their contemporaries and immediate successors rather than the officially canonised saints we recognise today at the start of the book rather than the end starting the chapter on Bede by explaining that he is not generally viewed as a saint gives the appearance that the author has fo

  6. says:

    This is an interesting way of tackling Anglo Saxon history Ramirez puts the saints in the cultural and religious context of their time to show the development of Christianity and its influence on politics the art

  7. says:

    35 5It is my innate liking of Anglo Saxon Britain which makes me rate this at 355 rather than any particular strength of the book Indeed I think that while it is an illuminating look into many people who otherwise do not get a deserved mention in secular histories the look into every individual here is uite shallow and generally based on a well known story or feature Rarely do we encounter even a conjecture o

  8. says:

    A really good book about the Anglo Saxon period as told via the frame of the rock stars of their day the saints I really enjoyed Ramírez's take on the evidence and was particularly interested to learn how Bede consigned the raven a

  9. says:

    It took me longer than I expected to read this because it is very badly written in the customary humanities style of today ie too much verbiage ‘in terms of’ ‘in the context of’ poorly constructed sentences and several clichés on every page The bad writing is not only a distraction from the content; it often obscures it Sometimes she expresses herself so poorly that I don’t know what the hell she is trying to say; other

  10. says:

    A good book in principle about an interesting subject but unfortunately it was very shallow on detail I understand that for a lot of people there's not a lot of detail available but it still felt very much like I was just getting my teeth into the story of one person when the next was introduced The overall effect was rather unsatisfyingIn particular there were several occasions when a section purported to be about a pa

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