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The Embodied Icon

Liturgical Vestments and Sacramental Power in Byzantium

The Embodied Icon( )
Author: Woodfin, Warren T.
Series title:Oxford Studies in Byzantium Ser.
ISBN:978-1-280-59415-1
Publication Date:Jan 2012
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $326.40
Book Description:

In spite of the Orthodox liturgy's reputation for resistance to change, Byzantine liturgical dress underwent a period of extraordinary elaboration from the end of the eleventh century onwards. As part of this development, embroideries depicting holy figures and scenes began to appear on the vestments of the clergy. Examining the surviving Byzantine vestments in conjunction with contemporary visual and textual evidence, Woodfin relates their embroidered imagery both to the program of...
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Pages:376



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