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Saints and church spaces in the late antique Mediterranean : architecture, cult, and community

Author: Ann Marie Yasin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge Univ Press, 2009.
Series: Greek culture in the Roman world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the intersection between two key developments of the fourth to seventh centuries CE: the construction of monumental churches and the veneration of saints."--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Marie Yasin
ISBN: 9780521767835 0521767830
OCLC Number: 422764940
Description: xx, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Churches before architecture: approaches to sacred space in the early Christian world --
Commemorative communities: the dead in early Christian churches --
Topographies of honor and piety: praying for the Christian benefactor --
At the center of it all? Framing space with saints --
What saints do in church, part I: focusing communal prayer --
What saints do in church, part II: community connections --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Greek culture in the Roman world.
Responsibility: Ann Marie Yasin.

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