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20 The reasons for this ‘elevation to the honor of the altars,’ since it destroyed the correspondence between heaven and earth, must have been compelling, but are scarcely indicated. 23 The presence of the saints’ virtus in relics affirmed itself in a special manner in the ‘whole’ and ‘uncorrupted’ body. This reactivated the idea, fundamental for those religions which bury, rather than burn, corpses, that the bones are the seat of life and that their undamaged preservation is a condition for their resurrection.

Ahnenscha¨del und andere Reliquien, die Idole, zauberkra¨ftige Steine, ‘Medizinen’ usw. ’’ 6 U. Unger, ‘‘Tod,’’ in Sachwo¨rterbuch des chinesischen Altertums (forthcoming): ‘‘Die individuelle Weiterexistenz in einer anderen Daseinsform ist Bestandteil des allgemeinen Glaubens und speziell die Basis des Ahnenkultes. . Reiche Grabausstattungen sind Ausdruck der Vorstellung, daß die Toten in ihrer neuen Existenz grundsa¨tzlich die gleichen Bedu¨rfnisse haben wie in ihrer irdischen, von den physischen bis hin zu solchen des Gemu¨tes und des Geistes.

Eds), Hagiography and Medieval Literature, Odense, Odense University Press, 1981, 27–39. G. M. ), The Past as Text: The Theory and Practice of Medieval Historiography, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, 1997, 4. , 21. For D. von der Nahmer, Die lateinische Heiligenvita: Eine Einfu¨hrung in die lateinische Hagiographie, Darmstadt, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1994, 130, hagiography is the study of the historical person about whom the hagiographer has written a life story. If the hagiographer comes with fantasies, he is not worth our attention.

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