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The miraculous flying house of Loreto : spreading catholicism in the early modern world

Author: Karin Anneliese Vélez
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford Princeton University Press [2019] © 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Online-Ausgabe, ebk.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karin Anneliese Vélez
ISBN: 9780691174006 0691174008
OCLC Number: 1083875005
Description: xiv, 292 Seiten : Illustrationen, 2 Karten
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; PART I FIRST LANDINGS; CHAPTER 1 Introduction; Mysterious Anchorages; How to Read This Book, and How to Read a Miracle; CHAPTER 2 Deconstructing a Miracle; Habits of Historical Deconstruction; Objects; Political Agenda; Divine Presence (Mystery); The Paranormal; Empathy; Moment (Contingency); Limits of Deconstruction: Incompleteness and Religious Reality; An Alternate Reconstructive Approach: Chronicling Mythohistory; Journeys; Pairings; Lived Experiences. Limits of Reconstruction: Chronology, Zoning, and ViolencePART II APPROACHING LORETO; CHAPTER 3 First Authors; Anchoring Ideal: An Official Shrine Seal Produced by Many; Two Cardinals: Gallo and Benzoni; Two Shrine Administrators: Tolomei and Angelitta; Actual Eyewitnesses: Two Jesuits at Loreto, Riera and Torsellino; New Expression: Nikolà Frankopan and the Miracle of the Slavs; CHAPTER 4 Accidental Pilgrims; Anchoring Ideal: Jesuit Instructions and Expectations of Pilgrimage; Actual Encounters: Albani's and Chaumonot's Detours to Loreto; New Expression: A Huron Ignace on the Way to Lorette. PART III LEAVING LORETOCHAPTER 5 Holy House Builders; Anchoring Ideal: A Bishop and a Blueprint; Actual Repetitions: Holy House Mania and the Jesuits; New Expression: The Frontier Replicas of Salvatierra and Company; CHAPTER 6 Anonymous Renovators of Icons; Anchoring Ideal: A Moxos Mission Statue and Caravaggio Painting; Actual Conventions: The Loreto Shrine's Updated Madonna; New Expression: Marys and Maries Out in the World; CHAPTER 7 Counters, Namers, and Processers; Anchoring Ideal: Counting Loreto in Seventeenth-Century Marian Atlases. Actual Patterns: Naming as Litany in the Jesuit Missions to the AmericasNew Expression: Processing "Loreto" in Cuzco, Peru, and Baja California; PART IV NEW DEPARTURES; CHAPTER 8 Reconstructing Catholic Expansion; Anchoring Ideals: The Persistence of Old Agendas; Actual Convergences: Movements, Additions, and Real Situations; Reading Backward: From New Expressions to Old Founding Texts; What Really Happened in Loreto, Italy, around 1300?; An Old Miracle of Mass Participation and the New Age of Wikipedia; Bibliography; Unpublished Primary Sources; Published Primary Sources; Secondary Sources.
Responsibility: Karin Vélez.


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"Karin Velez's study of the cult of the Virgin of Loreto brilliantly encapsulates the current historiography of the Counter-Reformation. . . . Velez's prose is lyrical and her true gift is that of a Read more...

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