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The Resource The reception of the Virgin in Byzantium : Marian narratives in texts and images, edited by Thomas Arentzen, Mary B. Cunningham, (electronic resource)

The reception of the Virgin in Byzantium : Marian narratives in texts and images, edited by Thomas Arentzen, Mary B. Cunningham, (electronic resource)

Label
The reception of the Virgin in Byzantium : Marian narratives in texts and images
Title
The reception of the Virgin in Byzantium
Title remainder
Marian narratives in texts and images
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas Arentzen, Mary B. Cunningham
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores how the Virgin Mary's life is told in hymns, sermons, icons, art, and other media in the Byzantine Empire before AD 1204. A group of international specialists examines material and textual evidence from both Byzantine and Muslim-ruled territories that was intended for a variety of settings and audiences and seeks to explain why Byzantine artisans and writers chose to tell stories about Mary, the Mother of God, in such different ways. Sometimes the variation reflected the theological or narrative purposes of story-tellers; sometimes it expressed their personal spiritual preoccupations. Above all, the variety of aspects that this holy figure assumed in Byzantium reveals her paradoxical theological position as meeting-place and mediator between the divine and created realms. Narrative, whether 'historical', theological, or purely literary, thus played a fundamental role in the development of the Marian cult from Late Antiquity onward"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
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  • Arentzen, Thomas
  • Cunningham, Mary
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  • Mary
  • Mary
  • Mary
  • Byzantine literature
  • Art, Byzantine
  • Byzantine Empire
Label
The reception of the Virgin in Byzantium : Marian narratives in texts and images, edited by Thomas Arentzen, Mary B. Cunningham, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Embodied word : telling the story of Mary in early Christian art / Maria Lidova -- Female devotion and Mary's motherhood before iconoclasm / Andrea Olsen Lam -- The theological substance of St. Anne's motherhood in Byzantine homilies and art / Eirini Panou -- Krater of nectar and altar of the bread of life : the Theotokos as provider of the Eucharist in Byzantine culture / Maria Evangelatou -- The virgin at Daphni / Leslie Brubaker -- The dialogue of annunciation : Germanos of Constantinople versus Romanos the Melode / Thomas Arentzen -- Singing Mary : the annunciation and nativity in Romanos the Melode / Georgia Frank -- Mary and Adam on the threshold of Lent : counterpoint and intercession in a kanon for cheesefare Sunday / Derek Krueger -- The spiritual and material temple : Byzantine kanon poetry for the feast of the entrance / Fr. Damaskinos Olkinuora -- The Coptic homily on the Theotokos attributed to Cyril of Jerusalem : an aberrant and apologetic "life" of the virgin from late antiquity / Stephen J. Shoemaker -- Mary as "scala caelestis" in eighth- and ninth-century Italy / Francesca Dell'Acqua -- Christological and ecclesiological narratives in early eighth-century Greek homilies on the Theotokos / Fr. Evgenios Iverites -- The homilies of James of Kokkinobaphos in their twelfth-century context / Elizabeth Jeffreys -- The life of the Theotokos by Epiphanios of Kallistratos : a monastic approach to an apocryphal story / Mary B. Cunningham -- The story of an edition : Antoine Wenger and John Geometres' life of the Virgin Mary / Fr. Maximos Constas
Control code
ssj0002192207
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108476287
Lccn
2019000712
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002192207
Label
The reception of the Virgin in Byzantium : Marian narratives in texts and images, edited by Thomas Arentzen, Mary B. Cunningham, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Embodied word : telling the story of Mary in early Christian art / Maria Lidova -- Female devotion and Mary's motherhood before iconoclasm / Andrea Olsen Lam -- The theological substance of St. Anne's motherhood in Byzantine homilies and art / Eirini Panou -- Krater of nectar and altar of the bread of life : the Theotokos as provider of the Eucharist in Byzantine culture / Maria Evangelatou -- The virgin at Daphni / Leslie Brubaker -- The dialogue of annunciation : Germanos of Constantinople versus Romanos the Melode / Thomas Arentzen -- Singing Mary : the annunciation and nativity in Romanos the Melode / Georgia Frank -- Mary and Adam on the threshold of Lent : counterpoint and intercession in a kanon for cheesefare Sunday / Derek Krueger -- The spiritual and material temple : Byzantine kanon poetry for the feast of the entrance / Fr. Damaskinos Olkinuora -- The Coptic homily on the Theotokos attributed to Cyril of Jerusalem : an aberrant and apologetic "life" of the virgin from late antiquity / Stephen J. Shoemaker -- Mary as "scala caelestis" in eighth- and ninth-century Italy / Francesca Dell'Acqua -- Christological and ecclesiological narratives in early eighth-century Greek homilies on the Theotokos / Fr. Evgenios Iverites -- The homilies of James of Kokkinobaphos in their twelfth-century context / Elizabeth Jeffreys -- The life of the Theotokos by Epiphanios of Kallistratos : a monastic approach to an apocryphal story / Mary B. Cunningham -- The story of an edition : Antoine Wenger and John Geometres' life of the Virgin Mary / Fr. Maximos Constas
Control code
ssj0002192207
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108476287
Lccn
2019000712
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002192207

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