The Resource The medieval cult of saints : formations and transformations, Barbara Abou-El-Haj

The medieval cult of saints : formations and transformations, Barbara Abou-El-Haj

Label
The medieval cult of saints : formations and transformations
Title
The medieval cult of saints
Title remainder
formations and transformations
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Abou-El-Haj
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Medieval Cult of Saints: Formations and Transformations explores the political economy and visual topography of the cult of saints in Medieval Europe. Especially in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, liturgies for the veneration of saints were incorporated into public spectacles staged in sumptuous architecture and coordinated with market fairs that attracted audiences of locals and pilgrim visitors. Using more than thirty picture cycles of saints' lives in a range of media, published together for the first time, Abou-El-Haj examines a spectrum of cult practices. She argues that repeated and emphasized subjects visualized renewal, expansion, and fierce competition among cults, whether displayed in private or in public spaces. She then applies her results to the history of one monastery and its cult, St. Amand d'Elnone, where three distinct illustrated versions of its patron's life, produced over a hundred years, document how the covent shifted the visual record of its patron as it devised economic strategies to protect its property and privileges. Charts, a map, lists, iconographic and comparative analyses, and 206 plates survey the statistical, temporal, and spatial distribution of the cults, as well as the sources for the St. Amand manuscripts
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abou-El-Haj, Barbara Fay
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4659.E85
LC item number
A26 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amand
  • Amand
  • Amand
  • Armand
  • Saint-Amand-les-Eaux (Abbey)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand
  • Christian saints
  • Christian saints
  • Cults
  • Geïllustreerde handschriften
  • Heiligenlevens
  • Saints
  • Architecture et religion
  • Art et religion
  • Saints chrétiens
Label
The medieval cult of saints : formations and transformations, Barbara Abou-El-Haj
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Historical Formations of the Cult of Saints. 1. Formations and Transformations of the Cult of Saints: Fourth through Twelfth Centuries. 2. The Historical Character of Pictorial Hagiographies -- pt. II. A Case Study: St. Amand d'Elnone, 1066-1180. 3. The Formation of a Pictorial Hagiography: Manuscript 502. 4. St. Amand and Its Cult between 1066 and 1107: Manuscript 502. 5. St. Amand and Its Cult between 1107 and 1180: Manuscripts 501 and 300 -- App. 1 Cult Development for Saints Whose Lives Were Illustrated, with Graphic Chart -- App. 2 Map of Major Sites -- App. 3 Chronology and Synopses of Pictorial Hagiographies -- App. 4 Chart Showing Distribution of Subjects in Illustrated Saints' Lives -- App. 5 Contents and Analytic Comparisons of the Illustrated Lives of Saint Amand: Manuscripts 502, 501, 500
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 456 pages
Isbn
9780521393164
Lccn
92036929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26855297
  • (OCoLC)ocm26855297
Label
The medieval cult of saints : formations and transformations, Barbara Abou-El-Haj
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Historical Formations of the Cult of Saints. 1. Formations and Transformations of the Cult of Saints: Fourth through Twelfth Centuries. 2. The Historical Character of Pictorial Hagiographies -- pt. II. A Case Study: St. Amand d'Elnone, 1066-1180. 3. The Formation of a Pictorial Hagiography: Manuscript 502. 4. St. Amand and Its Cult between 1066 and 1107: Manuscript 502. 5. St. Amand and Its Cult between 1107 and 1180: Manuscripts 501 and 300 -- App. 1 Cult Development for Saints Whose Lives Were Illustrated, with Graphic Chart -- App. 2 Map of Major Sites -- App. 3 Chronology and Synopses of Pictorial Hagiographies -- App. 4 Chart Showing Distribution of Subjects in Illustrated Saints' Lives -- App. 5 Contents and Analytic Comparisons of the Illustrated Lives of Saint Amand: Manuscripts 502, 501, 500
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 456 pages
Isbn
9780521393164
Lccn
92036929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26855297
  • (OCoLC)ocm26855297

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