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'British Museum catalogues rarely disappoint and Treasures of Heaven: Saints Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe is no exception: 139 objects are all lavishly illustrated, set alongside high quality, economical descriptions...Eloquently argued and succinct essays from ten key scholars of medieval religion, render this an important work for scholars and interested lay people alike' --Journal of Medieval ArchaeologyReseña del editor:
Keynote A magnificent study of the beautifully crafted Medieval reliquaries that enshrined holy relics, and their wider historical, cultural, political and religious context Sales points Published in conjunction with Walters Art Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art to accompany a major touring exhibition, at the British Museum 23 June 9 October 2011 No equivalent book on this fascinating subject An important reference work drawing on the latest scholarship, which will be of value far beyond the exhibition Description Drawing on three major museum holdings as well as featuring iconic pieces from other international public and private collections, this richly illustrated book looks at the phenomenon of holy relics in the Middle Ages. Thematic essays and object entries by leading scholars trace the history and development of the cult of relics, from its beginnings in late Roman funerary practices to its rise in both the Byzantine East and the West. Contributors Derek Krueger, Eric Palazzo, Arnoldt Angenendt, Martina Bagnoli, Holger A. Klein, Barbara Boehm, Guido Cornini, Cynthia Hahn, James Robinson, Alexander Nagel, C. Griffith Mann
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Buchbeschreibung 2010. 320pp with 200 colour illustrations. Cloth 29.2x25.5cms. ISBN: 9780714123301. With objects drawn mainly from the collections of the British Museum, the Walters Art Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art this exhibition presents a splendid selection of Medieval reliquaries. In doing so it follows the development of the cult of the relic from late Roman funerary practices and on into Byzantium. Text in English. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 092827
Buchbeschreibung British Museum Press, 2011. Hardcover. Zustand: VERY GOOD. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 0714123307_abe_vg