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By Paroma Chatterjee

The residing Icon in Byzantium and Italy is the 1st publication to discover the emergence and serve as of a unique pictorial layout within the center a long time, the vita icon, which displayed the magnified portrait of a saint framed by means of scenes from his or her existence. The vita icon used to be used for depicting the preferred figures within the Orthodox calendar and, within the Latin West, was once deployed so much vigorously within the carrier of Francis of Assisi. This e-book bargains a compelling account of the way this sort of snapshot embodied and challenged the existing buildings of imaginative and prescient, illustration, and sanctity in Byzantium and one of the Franciscans in Italy among the 11th and 13th centuries. throughout the lens of this structure, Paroma Chatterjee uncovers the complexities of the philosophical and theological concerns that had lengthy engaged either the medieval East and West, resembling the fraught kinfolk among phrases and pictures, relics and icons, a illustration and its topic, and the very nature of holy presence.

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