Strange beauty : issues in the making and meaning of reliquaries, 400-circa 1204 / Cynthia Hahn
By: Hahn, Cynthia Jean.Material type: BookPublisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2012Edition: Second printing, 2015.Description: xiv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 25x23 cm.ISBN: 9780271050782 (hardc.) :; 9780271059488 (paperb.) :.Subject(s): Christian art and symbolism -- Medieval, 500-1500 | Christian art and symbolism -- To 500 | Reliquaries | Representation (Philosophy)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface. - First things (Introduction. - The reliquary and its maker. - Relics, meaning, and response : early Christian reliquaries, narrative and not). - Shaped reliquaries (Spolia and sign, metaphor and simile. - The reliquary cross. - Like and unlike metaphors. - Body-part reliquaries : heads. - Body part reliquaries : other body parts). - A gathering of saints : processions and treasuries (Reliquaries in action. - Treasuries. - Relic display. - A case study : Wibald of Stavelot as patron. - The impact of 1204, the "space" of the ark, and conclusion)