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The Image and the Figure: Our Lady of Czestochowa in Polish Culture and Popular Religion

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The Image and the Figure: Our Lady of Czestochowa in Polish Culture and Popular Religion - Niedzwiedz, Anna
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The image of Our Lady of Czestochowa is the most famous and the most venerated holy image in Poland. In contemporary Poland the image is a kind of a cultural icon, instantly recognizable and connected with popular symbolic and mythological meanings. Presented in this book is an analysis of beliefs, narratives (great and small stories), myths, and rituals. This analysis reveals that for its devotees the image is not merely a material object and a picture--it is perceived, lived, and experienced as a real person--figure of ...

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The Image and the Figure: Our Lady of Czestochowa in Polish Culture and Popular Religion 2010, Jagiellonian University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9788323329008

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