Relics, Prayer, and Politics in Medieval Venetia

Romanesque Painting in the Crypt of Aquileia Cathedral

Author: Thomas E. A. Dale

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691011752

Category: Art

Page: 170

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Against a historical backdrop of relic theft and propaganda campaigns waged by two cities vying for patriarchal authority in medieval Venetia, Thomas Dale shows how Romanesque mural painting shaped sacred space and institutional identity. His focus is on the late twelfth-century murals in the crypt of Aquileia Cathedral. The crypt, which contains the relics of Aquileia's founding bishop, Saint Hermagoras, has a historical significance rooted in a legend identifying the saint as a direct disciple of Saint Mark the Evangelist. On this basis, the Carolingians promoted the city's status as patriarchal see of Venetia--a claim that prompted Venice to steal Mark's relics from Alexandria, Egypt, and appropriate Aquileia's history. This book, the first English-language study of the crypt, explores how the paintings complement the relics of Hermagoras in their distinct devotional and political roles. Hermagoras's intercessory power is activated by his orant image displayed over the central aisle within a larger hierarchy of apostles, martyrs, and bishops. The surrounding hagiographic cycle justifies in legalistic fashion Aquileia's patriarchal title and the consecration of the city as locus sanctus of Venetia by the blood of its martyrs. The iconic images in the eastern lunettes present the Virgin's compassio as a pictorial model for the vicarious experience of Christ's Passion. Finally, a fictive curtain over the socle presents allegories of spiritual warfare in the form of exempla from crusades, pilgrimage, and the epic poem Psychomachia, which Dale analyzes as a gloss on the main program.


Author: Joan Carroll Cruz

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 0895558505

Category: Religion

Page: 476

View: 7374

Scripture speaks of miracles wrought through relics: a dead man was raised when Elisha’s bones touched him, and the clothing of Jesus and His apostles healed the sick. In the early Church, Masses were celebrated over the bones of the martyrs, and phials of their blood have effected countless miracles. Direct successors of the Apostles themselves speak of venerating relics; Church Fathers encourage it; throughout the ages of Catholic legacy, relics of the saints are always present. The Church takes diligent care in preserving and documenting the authenticity of her relics. Best-selling author Joan Carroll Cruz takes full advantage of these resources. With painstaking research, she exposes the details behind hundreds of the Church’s most famous and beloved relics. She covers 38 second-class relicsof our Lord and Lady, such as the Holy Grail and Our Lady’s Veil, and relics of all sorts from 75 favorite saints, such as St. Mary Magdalene, St. Agnes, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Maria Goretti, and many more! Relics is a unique collection of years of dedicated research about the lives of the saints and the mementos they left behind, to remind us of their presence and intercession for us.

Images and Relics

Theological Perceptions and Visual Images in Sixteenth-century Europe

Author: John Dillenberger

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195121728

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 9218

Enth.: "Hans Holbein the Younger: The Cult of the Portrait" (S. 149-156).


Three 13 Trilogy #1

Author: Gabriel J.M.

Publisher: Gabriel J.M.


Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 433


RELICS - A Myth You Don't Believe - A Reality You Won't Survive

Author: John Vandeventer

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1640274243

Category: Fiction

Page: 586

View: 983

Samuel Redstone enjoyed a quiet life as the chief of police of a small town in Southeastern Oklahoma. His peace would soon be shattered by the bizarre death of a group of outlaw motorcycle club members just outside his beloved town of Talihina. The violent deaths could not be easily explained. When other members of the club come to town to exact revenge and make charges of police brutality, Sam is distracted by this, causing him to momentarily miss other bizarre activities in around Talihina. To make matters worse, Sam’s old flame returns to town with her husband, complicating Sam’s life even further. As time passes, it becomes evident that something other than outlaw motorcycle gangs has descended on Talihina. Strange animal behavior and a rash of dead and disappearing dogs are the first warnings to the residence of the small town that a new danger is lurking in the beautiful Kiamichi Mountains surrounding the community. Bizarre helicopter and military activity also become common place in the area—not to mention a US Forest Service Special Agent named Paul Eastman is adding to the stress and confusion plaguing Sam. Sam’s father, Addison, a full-blood Choctaw, is the first to recognize the real danger to the community. Sam is reluctant to listen to the old stories and legends of his ancestors. As a veteran of two tours in Iraq, Sam is confident he can handle what he assumes is a criminal element threatening Talihina. Unknown to Sam, something else—something ancient and lethal—is threatening Talihina. The government agency that is supposed to be neutralizing the threat is only making things worse. The creatures are referred to by many names throughout the world and among the First Nations Tribes. As the truth becomes evident, Sam must rely on his father’s leadership and warrior skills to confront and defeat what he comes to know as . . . Relics

Westminster Hall

Or Professional Relics and Anecdotes of the Bar, Bench and Woolsack

Author: Henry Roscoe,Thomas Roscoe

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 9444



A Faye Longchamp Mystery

Author: Mary Anna Evans

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc

ISBN: 1590581199

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 6627

Archeologist Faye Longchamp and her Cherokee assistant, Joe, hope to uncover the mystery of the Sujosa, an ethnic group of mysterious origins that possesses healing powers, but she soon finds herself in a much more dangerous investigation.

Medieval Piety from Relics to the Eucharist

A Process of Mutual Interaction

Author: Godefridus J. C. Snoek

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004102637

Category: History

Page: 465

View: 7053

qVeneration of the Host and of saintly relics can only be understood as closely interrelated aspects of medieval piety. This book offers a rich account of one of the most revealing dimensions of medieval belief and practice.


Author: John J. Desjarlais

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780840767356

Category: Religion

Page: 314

View: 5393

When Jean-Michel sets out across Europe and the Holy Land on a quest to rescue sacred relics, he does not know what treachery follows him or that the love of a lifetime waits ahead. Will this Medieval knight find the faith he seeks, or will the intrigue of the Crusades of French King Louis IX destroy all that he believes?

Relics - The Folded Land

Author: Tim Lebbon

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1785650343

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4126

“Tim Lebbon's Relics opens a darkly beautiful glimpse into another world, one lurking in the shadows.” James Rollins, New York Times bestseller. In the dark underbelly of our world, there’s a black market in arcane things—living and dead. Angela Gough has been pulled into this world, making her a criminal on the run. In London she encountered the Kin—satyrs and centaurs, Nephilim and wraiths, they are hunted and slaughtered for their body parts. Fleeing back to the United States, Angela discovers that the Kin are everywhere, and they are tired of being prey. When her niece Sammi is struck by lightning, she is drawn toward the mysterious Folded Land, and its powerful and deadly ruler. Helped by her lover Vince, caught in the midst of a Kin uprising, Angela must locate Sammi before the girl is lost forever.

Mecca and Eden

Ritual, Relics, and Territory in Islam

Author: Brannon Wheeler

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226888045

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 3861

Nineteenth-century philologist and Biblical critic William Robertson Smith famously concluded that the sacred status of holy places derives not from their intrinsic nature but from their social character. Building upon this insight, Mecca and Eden uses Islamic exegetical and legal texts to analyze the rituals and objects associated with the sanctuary at Mecca. Integrating Islamic examples into the comparative study of religion, Brannon Wheeler shows how the treatment of rituals, relics, and territory is related to the more general mythological depiction of the origins of Islamic civilization. Along the way, Wheeler considers the contrast between Mecca and Eden in Muslim rituals, the dispersal and collection of relics of the prophet Muhammad, their relationship to the sanctuary at Mecca, and long tombs associated with the gigantic size of certain prophets mentioned in the Quran. Mecca and Eden succeeds, as few books have done, in making Islamic sources available to the broader study of religion.


Travels in Nature's Time Machine

Author: Piotr Naskrecki,Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226568709

Category: Nature

Page: 342

View: 6290

Combines text with colorful photographs to chronicle the species of animals and plants that are biological relics of a bygone era.

The Quest for Becket's Bones

The Mystery of the Relics of St Thomas Becket of Canterbury

Author: John R. Butler

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300068955

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 9480

In January 1888, workmen excavating in the eastern crypt of Canterbury Cathedral discovered the bones of a skeleton many believed to be that of the martyred archbishop, Thomas Beckett. This book traces the full history of `Beckett's bones', from their alleged destruction by Henry VIII's commissioners during the Reformation to the present day. Includes fascinating observations, such as the unexpected discovery by workmen in 1865 of Dante's bones concealed in a wooden box a short distance from his empty tomb.


Author: Pip Vaughan-Hughes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409139077

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2140

'Pip Vaughan-Hughes has given us a monk, a corpse, a sinister Templar and a terrific adventure that romps across mediaeval Christendom. A great read!' Bernard Cornwell England, 1235, and Brother Petroc is living a simple life as a novice monk. Struggling to keep his soul fairly clean and worrying most about resisting the local girls, he inadvertently stumbles headlong into vicious trap. Framed by a sinister Templar Knight for a brutal murder of a church official and accused of the theft of a priceless relic, he is forced to run for his life. But when his best friend Will is killed by the chasing knight, Petroc's flight becomes a quest for restitution. Trusting his fate to an enigmatic relic-hunter and scoundrel, he must dodge the long arm of the church and somehow get to the bottom of everything that has happened to him. He must find out how his fate is entwined with that of the sacred object and get revenge on the man who wrecked his life - all the while avoiding the pitfalls and perils of love for a beautiful Greek princess...

Country Relics

An Account of Some Old Tools and Properties Once Belonging to English Craftsmen and Husbandmen Saved from Destruction and Now Described with Their Users and Their Stories

Author: H. J. Massingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107600707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7836

H. J. Massingham (1888-1952) was renowned as a prolific writer on matters relating to the British countryside. In this volume, which was originally published in 1939, Massingham provides a rich and detailed description of traditional agricultural husbandry and the rural crafts inseparable from it. Written in consultation with various practitioners of these crafts, the text reveals a subtle interrelationship between man and nature based on centuries-old processes. Rather than taking a nostalgic approach to these processes, Massingham regards them as the sensible alternative to the 'scientific agriculture' of mechanised farming. Numerous illustrations are included alongside the descriptions of various crafts. This is a fascinating volume that will be of value to anyone with an interest in British agriculture, traditional crafts, and the history of land use.