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The icons of their bodies : saints and their images in Byzantium

Author: Henry Maguire
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2000], ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Byzantines surrounded themselves with their saints, invisible but constant companions, who were made visible by dreams, visions, and art. This book aims to analyze the logic of the saint's image  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Maguire
ISBN: 0691050074 9780691050072
OCLC Number: 45124511
Description: xviii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: List of Figures vii Preface xvii Introduction 3 1. Likeness and Definition 5 2. Corporality and Immateriality 48 3. Naming and Individuality 100 4. Detail and Deficiency 146 Conclusion 195 Abbreviations 201 Notes 202 Chapter Bibliographies 210 Saints' Lives in Translation 214 Index 215
Responsibility: Henry Maguire.

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