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Images of the Mother of God : perceptions of the Theotokos in Byzantium

Author: Βασιλάκη, Μαρία ; ; Maria Vasilakē
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2005.
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A collection of writings examining the art surrounding the cult of the Virgin Mary during the Byzantine period in the context of wider historical, textual, liturgical, and social issues.
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Genre/Form: Athen (2001)
Kongress
Congresses
Congrès
Named Person: Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Marie, Sainte Vierge; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Βασιλάκη, Μαρία ; ; Maria Vasilakē
ISBN: 0754636038 9780754636038
OCLC Number: 54006501
Description: xxxii, 383 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Isis and Mary in early icons / Thomas F. Mathews and Norman Muller --
2. The enigmatic Coptic Galaktotrophousa and the cult of the Virgin Mary in Egypt / Elizabeth S. Bolman --
3. Icons and sites : cult images of the Virgin in mediaeval Rome / Gerhard Wolf --
4. Theotokos and Logos : the interpretation and reinterpretation of the sanctuary programme of the Koimesis Church, Nicaea / Charles Barber --
5. The Virgin as the true Ark of Covenant / Michel van Esbroeck --
6. The Theotokos in Byzantine hymnography : typology and allegory / Christian Hannick --
7. Use and abuse of the 'image' of the Theotokos in the political life of Byzantium (with special reference to the iconoclast period) / Nike Koutrakou --
8. From poetry to liturgy : the cult of the Virgin in the Middle Byzantine era / Niki Tsironis --
9. Exchanging embrace : the body of salvation / Ioli Kalavrezou --
10. The symbolism of the censer in Byzantine representations of the Dormition of the Virgin / Maria Evangelatou --
11. The Portaitissa icon at Iveron monastery and the cult of the Virgin on Mount Athos / Kriton Chryssochoidis --
12. The empress and the Virgin in early Byzantium : piety, authority and devotion / Liz James --
13. Female piety in context : understanding developments in private devotional practices / Brigitte Pitarakis --
14. The eyes of the Mother of God / Robin Cormack; --
15. Zoe's lead seal : female invocation to the Annunciation of the Virgin / Vasso Penna. 16. Byzantine domestic art as evidence for the early cult of the Virgin / Henry Maguire --
17. The 'activated' icon : the Hodegetria procession and Mary's Eisodos / Bissera V. Pentcheva --
18. Picturing the spiritual protector : from Blachernitissa to Hodegetria / Christine Angelidi and Titos Papamastorakis --
19. The image of the Virgin Zoodochos Pege : two questions concerning its origin / Natalia Teteriatnikov --
20. The cult of the Virgin Zoodochos Pege at Mistra / Rhodoniki Etzeoglou --
21. The Virgin, the Christ-child and the evil eye / Vassiliki Foskolou --
22. Praying for the salvation of the empire? / Maria Vassilaki --
23. Thoughts on Mary East and West / Annemarie Weyl Carr --
24. The Kahn and Mellon Madonnas and their place in the history of the Virgin and Child enthroned in Italy and the East / Rebecca W. Corrie --
25. Representations of the Virgin in Lusignan Cyprus / Sophia Kalopissi-Verti --
26. The legacy of the Hodegetria : holy icons and legends between East and West / Michele Bacci --
27. A Byzantine icon of the dexiokratousa Hodegetria from Crete at the Benaki Museum / Nano Chatzidakis.
Responsibility: edited by Maria Vassilaki.
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Fully-illustrated in colour and black and white, Images of the Mother of God complements the successful exhibition and catalogue of the 'Mother of God' exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens.  Read more...

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