Medieval and Early Modern Devotional Objects in Global Perspective: Translations of the Sacred

Medieval and Early Modern Devotional Objects in Global Perspective: Translations of the Sacred

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Medieval and Early Modern Devotional Objects in Global Perspective: Translations of the Sacred by E. Robertson

The essays create an interdisciplinary conversation about the nature and function of sacred and devotional objects across the globe during the medieval and Early Modern period. Topics include the veneration of relics of the Buddha, the cult of the saints in medieval and early modern Ireland, medieval surveys of pagan and Christian Rome.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230616042
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/26/2010
Series: The New Middle Ages
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 259
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

ELIZABETH ROBERTSON is Professor of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. JENNIFER JAHNER is a Doctoral Candidate in Medieval English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction; E.Robertson & J.Jahner
Relics and Life Story of the Buddha; J.S.Strong
Word as Relic in Medieval Daoism; S.R.Bokenkamp
The Book as a Sacred Object in Private Homes in Early or Medieval India; G.Schopen
Gone to Ground: Relics and Holy Wells in Medieval and Early Modern Ireland; C.McKenna
'Cunningly hidden': Invisible and Forgotten Relics in the Romanesque Work of Art; K.Ambrose
Julian of Norwich's Unmediated Vision; E.Robertson
The Past, Present, and Future in Medieval Surveys of Roman Relics; C.D.Benson
The Reformation of the Relic: Lydgate's and Milton's Saint Edmund; K.Rutkowski
'The Tragedy of the Handkerchief': Objects Sacred and Profane in Shakespeare's Othello; R.C.McCoy
Moriscos and the Desacralization of Stories in Early Modern Spain; M.E.Perry
Sacred Cloth and Veiled Body: Guadalupe's Tilma and Other Relic Textiles; J.Favrot Peterson
From the Devil's Herb to Saint Thomas's Gift: The Christianization of Guaraní Sacred Plants in the Jesuit Reductions in Paraguay; A.I.Prieto
The Sacred, the Secret, and the Ethics of Historical Interpretation: What I Learned From the Santos of New Mexico; C.Farago
Afterword: Persons and Things; P.Stallybrass

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