作者 Koudounaris, Paul
書名 Heavenly bodies : cult treasures & spectacular saints from the catacombs / Paul Koudounaris
出版項 London : Thames & Hudson, 2013
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 陽明大學書庫區  BX2315 K88 2013    30020100787839  在架上
稽核項 189 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
附註 科技部研究人文及社會科學研究圖書設備計畫
This book is the chronicle of a group of extraordinary skeletons discovered in the Roman Catacombs in the late sixteenth century. Largely anonymous, they were nevertheless held to be the remains of Early Christian martyrs, and treated as sacred. Sent to Catholic churches and religious houses in German-speaking Europe to replace holy relics that had been destroyed in the wake of the Protestant Reformation, the skeletons were carefully reassembled, and richly adorned with jewels and precious costumes. They became the centre of spiritual life for many communities, yet as time passed, faith in them wavered and they were cast out as imposters, as the Catholic Church turned its back on what was once one of its treasures. This is a story that until now has been left out of the pages of both art and religious histories
主題 Relics -- Europe -- History -- Pictorial works
Catacombs -- Italy -- Rome -- Pictorial works
Death -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
國際標準書號 9780500251959 (hbk.) : GBP18.95