The Many Faces of Christ: Portraying the Holy in the East and West, 300 to 1300

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In "The Many Faces of Christ" Michele Bacci, who has written extensively on the history of religious images and cult-objects in Byzantium and the Medieval West, examines the complex historical and cultural dynamics underlying the making and final successful establishment of Christ s image between late Antiquity and the early Renaissance. Unlike earlier studies, the process is described against the background of ancient and biblical conceptions of beauty and the physical look as indicators of moral, ascetic, or messianic ...

The Many Faces of Christ: Portraying the Holy in the East and West, 300 to 1300 2014, Reaktion Books

ISBN-13: 9781780232683

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