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A really good book--also occasionally, unexpectedly humorous. I enjoyed the author's style and insights. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Linda T. Anderson
We've been holidng on to human relics for as long as humans have been burying their dead. Why? Manseau's work is part anthropological study, part travel journal, as he attempts to... Read morePublished 17 months ago by LFD
Unfortunately after watching a program about the Holly Shroud, I thought I will find something about that subject in his book, I was wrong it wasn't what I was looking for.Published on September 21, 2011 by Loretoqt
I was interested by the title of this book because it is really true that relics have played a major role in people's lives. Read morePublished on August 5, 2010 by Jorge I. Villanueva
This book was written as a memoir of the authors travels in search of holy relics, i.e., bits and pieces of the bodies of long-deceased people who are now venerated as holy in some... Read morePublished on April 14, 2010 by George Poirier
Ritualized burial of the dead extends back at least fifty thousand years and is probably (at least one of) the oldest signs of mankind's emergant civilization. Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by Steve Reina
This is definitely not for the mainstream emo/goth wannabe. It is for someone whose reading is geared more towards the insightful than shallow. Read morePublished on January 9, 2010 by Ravman
I was very disappointed in this book. I expected I very interesting tour of relics of the world. Instead, I got just a few visited relics, and a lot of half baked philosophical... Read morePublished on September 4, 2009 by bub