Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Lourdes by Ruth Harris

Lourdes was at the very centre of nineteenth century debates on religion, science and medicine. Both the Church and secularists championed the 'miracle' town as crucial in shaping how society should think about the mind, body and spirit. Since the 'visions' of Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 transformed the quiet Pyrenean town into an international tourist and pilgrimage destination, it has been a site for controversy. In her well-crafted and carefully researched book, Harris deftly places Lourdes and its attendant spiritual movement firmly at the centre of French history and shows its significance in the country's development.

Buy Lourdes by Ruth Harris from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780141038483
ISBN-10: 0141038489
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Lourdes by Ruth Harris

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Lourdes book by Ruth Harris and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Ruth Harris

Ruth Harris is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at New College, Oxford.

Books By Ruth Harris

Teach Me with Pictures by Ruth Harris
Paperback, July 2013
$35.99
Man on Devil's Island by Ruth Harris
Paperback, April 2011
$29.65
Physical Assessment of Patients by Ruth Harris
Paperback, September 2002
$99.86
Murders and Madness by Ruth Harris
Paperback, July 1991
$61.16