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The relic master, Christopher Buckley

Label
The relic master
Title
The relic master
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Buckley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The year is 1517. The place is the Holy Roman Empire. Meet Dismas, former Swiss mercenary and monk, now a prosperous dealer in holy relics. His clients use the relics to help them sell indulgences, the notorious get-out-of-Purgatory passes. But now indulgence sales have become so controversial that Martin Luther is about to nail his famous Ninety-Five Theses to the cathedral door, triggering the Protestant Reformation. Dismas is a good and honest fellow-at least as honest as any relic dealer can be. He is devoted to his "uncle" Frederick the Wise, ruler of Saxony, whom he supplies with everything from pieces of the True Cross to the hair of Saint Apollonia. He cordially detests his other principal client, the Archbishop of Mainz, a power-hungry collector who keeps pressing Dismas to supply him with the burial cloth of Christ. Dismas yearns to retire to a mountain hut in the Alps. When his nest egg is embezzled, he is left despondent. His best friend, the painter Albrecht Durer, deviously proposes that he make a burial cloth of Christ for Dismas to sell to the Archbishop. Their scheme triggers the harrowing, hilarious, and ultimately poignant quest that makes the Relic Master a pleasure to read
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buckley, Christopher
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U3394
LC item number
R45 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dürer, Albrecht
  • Antique dealers
  • Holy Shroud
  • Relics
  • Holy Roman Empire
Target audience
general
Label
The relic master, Christopher Buckley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 380 pages ;
Isbn
9781501125751
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015026355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914136743
  • 2917239
  • (DLC)ppl00092801
Label
The relic master, Christopher Buckley
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 380 pages ;
Isbn
9781501125751
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015026355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914136743
  • 2917239
  • (DLC)ppl00092801

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