Paris after Genovefa
This chapter recounts the history of Genovefa’s cult after her death, as told through her written biographies, the churches built in her honor, and devotional practices of Parisian Christians. It shows how her importance as patroness of Frankish rulers diminished when later Merovingian kings chose to favor Saint Denis and his cult north of Paris. Both gender and political changes help explain this shift in allegiance. Nonetheless, Genovefa and her church remained important presences in Paris.
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