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Title Religious materiality in the early modern world / edited by Suzanna Ivani, Mary Laven and Andrew Morrall.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2019]


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Description 1 online resource (262 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Visual and material culture, 1300-1700 ; 18
Visual and material culture, 1300-1700 ; 18.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This edited volume is the first work to engage with religious materiality comparatively across the early modern world. It demonstrates how artefacts can provide their own bodies of material evidence about the nature of early modern religious practice and belief - and the nature of religious change - that can test, or even run counter to conventional, text-based narratives. Across twelve chapters this volume offers an unprecedented survey of early modern religious materiality in all its diversity. It brings together scholars of Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Islamic and Buddhist practices from a range of areas of expertise, including history, art history, museum curatorship and social anthropology. At the same time, the volume emphasizes cultural encounter and exchange. In keeping with broader trends in the history of religion, the studies range from the use of objects prescribed by religious authorities to interactions with religious matter in the context of everyday lay beliefs.
Note Print version record.
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Wax versus Wood: The Material of Votive Offerings in Renaissance Italy -- 2. The Substance of Divine Grace: Ex-votos and the Material of Paper in Early Modern Italy -- 3. Powerful Objects in Powerful Places: Pilgrimage, Relics and Sacred Texts in Tibetan Buddhism -- 4. Myer Myers: Silversmith in the Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue Ledger -- 5. Christian Materiality between East and West: Notes of a Capuchin among the Christians of the Ottoman Empire -- 6. The Materiality of Death in Early Modern Venice -- 7. Living with the Virgin in the Colonial Andes: Images and Personal Devotion -- 8. 'Watching myself in the mirror, I saw ‘Al in my eyes': On Sufi Visual and Material Practice in the Balkans -- 9. Religious Materiality in the Kunstkammer of Rudolf II -- 10. The Reformation of the Rosary Bead: Protestantism and the Perpetuation of the Amber Paternoster -- 11. Magical Words: Arabic Amulets in Christian Spain -- 12. Mesoamerican Idols, Spanish Medicine: Jade in the Collection of Philip II -- Epilogue -- Index
Subject Religious articles.
Religious art.
ART -- Subjects & Themes -- Religious.
Religious art. (OCoLC)fst01985313
Religious articles. (OCoLC)fst01093939
Religiöse Kunst
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Ivani, Suzanna, editor.
Laven, Mary, editor.
Morrall, Andrew, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Religious materiality in the early modern world. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2019] 9462984654 (OCoLC)1109416700
ISBN 9789048535422 (electronic bk.)
9048535425 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000066864509

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