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Mary's mother : Saint Anne in late medieval Europe

Author: Virginia Nixon
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the remarkable rise of Saint Anne as a figure of devotion among medieval Christians who found solace in her closeness to Jesus and Mary.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Anne, (Mother of the Virgin Mary) Saint; Anne, (Mother of the Virgin Mary) Saint.; Anna, Heilige.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Nixon
ISBN: 0271024666 9780271024660
OCLC Number: 54029284
Description: xiii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The early history of the cult of Saint Anne --
Changes in the late fifteenth-century --
Saint Anne and concepts of salvation in late medieval Germany --
Salvational themes in the imagery of Saint Anne --
Anne's promoters : why did they do it? --
Economic factors and the cult of Saint Anne : Augsburg and Annaberg --
Functions and perceptions : how people used images --
Anne's decline --
The images.
Responsibility: Virginia Nixon.
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Explores the remarkable rise of Saint Anne as a figure of devotion among medieval Christians who found solace in her closeness to Jesus and Mary.

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"Nixon's study is illuminating as a study of the cult of sainthood, in its economic in addition to its social and salvific aspects."--Chester N. Scoville, Confraternitas "Judging by the vast amount Read more...

 
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