medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Phyllis Jestice <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>I think that the spear that's in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna is
the spear of St. Mauritius, given to an early Ottonian by the king of
Burgundy and part of the German imperial regalia.  Just confusingly 
called the "Holy Lance."


fellow named Ravenscroft wrote a funky book [_The Holy Lance_?] a couple of
decades ago, dwelling on Hitler's apparent "confusion" re this object.  as i
recall there was just (barely) enough there of substance to be interest.

i *believe* that there was a serious article on the relic in the Art Bulletin
in the 60s or 70s (??).


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