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Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe

Lisa M. Bitel


The book is about two unique legendary holy women—Genovefa (Geneviève) of Paris and Brigit of Kildare—who lived in the same historical period religious conversions and barbarian invasions of Romanized northern Europe. They were both famous for traveling widely and sponsoring the building of churches. Why did such seemingly ordinary deeds bring them reputations for sanctity?

Keywords: architecture, Brigit, Saint of Kildare, Christianity, gender, Genovefa, Geneviève, Saint of Paris, Ireland, landscape, Paris, pilgrimage, religion, Saints, women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195336528
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336528.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa M. Bitel, author
University of Southern California
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