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Beholding the sacred mysteries : programs of the Byzantine sanctuary /

by Gerstel, Sharon E. J, autore .
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book : ; ACLS POD : Publisher: Seattle ; London : American Council of Learned Societie ; University of Washington Press, 1999Description: ix, 213 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781597407243; 9781597407465; 1597407461.
Contents:
The Creation of Sacred Space -- Assembling the Company of Bishops -- The Sacrificial Offering -- The Sacred Communion -- Reviewing the Mandylion -- Conclusion -- Catalogue of Decorated Sanctuaries in Macedonia.
Summary: Sharon Gerstel evokes a wide range of written and painted sources in order to analyze the decoration of the Byzantine sanctuary from the perspective of its contemporary viewer, from monk to liturgical celebrant, from bishop to lay worshipper. In a new presentation of the sanctuary program, the author reveals to the modern reader what was and is manifest only to the clergy.Summary: In order to fully understand and appreciate the sanctuary decoration, twenty-seven churches spanning three hundred years (1028-1328) from the area known as Macedonia are catalogued and discussed. The first to present this region in its entirety, this study reveals programs of superior ecclesiastical decoration and demonstrates how innovative approaches to Christian iconography were shared among painters.
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In 4. di cop.: "ACLS Humanities E-Book presents this volume as part of its Print-on-Demand (POD) program"

Bibliogr. p. 112.

I. The Creation of Sacred Space -- II. Assembling the Company of Bishops -- III. The Sacrificial Offering -- IV. The Sacred Communion -- V. Reviewing the Mandylion -- VI. Conclusion -- App. Catalogue of Decorated Sanctuaries in Macedonia.

Sharon Gerstel evokes a wide range of written and painted sources in order to analyze the decoration of the Byzantine sanctuary from the perspective of its contemporary viewer, from monk to liturgical celebrant, from bishop to lay worshipper. In a new presentation of the sanctuary program, the author reveals to the modern reader what was and is manifest only to the clergy.

In order to fully understand and appreciate the sanctuary decoration, twenty-seven churches spanning three hundred years (1028-1328) from the area known as Macedonia are catalogued and discussed. The first to present this region in its entirety, this study reveals programs of superior ecclesiastical decoration and demonstrates how innovative approaches to Christian iconography were shared among painters.

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