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By Gary Vikan

Early Byzantine Pilgrimage Art explores the moveable artifacts of jap Mediterranean pilgrimage from the 5th to the 7th century, providing them within the context of up to date pilgrims’ texts and the archaeology of sacred websites. The ebook indicates how the iconography and devotional piety of Byzantine pilgrimage paintings replaced, and it surveys the fabric and social tradition of pilgrimage. What did those early non secular tourists take domestic with them and what did they depart in the back of? the place have been those “sacred souvenirs” synthetic and what was once their function? How did the pictures imprinted upon lots of them aid observe that goal? the 1st variation of this pathbreaking e-book, released in 1982, demonstrated overdue vintage pilgrimage and its artifacts as a tremendous subject of analysis. during this revised, enlarged model, Gary Vikan considerably expands the narrative by means of situating the unbelievable global of the early Byzantine pilgrim in the context of past due old magic and pre-Christian therapeutic shrines, and via contemplating the trajectory of pilgrimage after the Arab conquest of the 7th century.

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