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Devotion to St. Anne in Texts and Images

From Byzantium to the Late European Middle Ages

Editors: Ene D-Vasilescu, Elena (Ed.)

  • Explores the multifaceted veneration of St. Anne as an educator, a mother, a saint, and a spouse
  • Examines St. Anne’s cult in areas of Europe that have not been studied before
  • Brings together contributions from a variety of research fields, including theologians, Byzantinists, and art historians
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About this book

St. Anne was popular with representatives of various segments of society – from monks, nuns, members of the clergy, royal patrons, to church-goers of every rank. This book looks into both the public and private worship of this holy woman and brings to the surface some under-exposed aspects of it. It does so through the examination of manuscripts, monumental art, relics, sculpture, and texts of various genres. The contributors employ a historical as well as a theological perspective on how the cult of St. Anne (sometimes also with glimpses concerning that of Joachim) established itself, referring to areas in Europe which are not frequently discussed in English-language scholarship. This new contribution to the field of hagiography will be of interest to academics from a variety of research fields, including theologians, Byzantinists, art and church historians, and historians of a larger scope. 

About the authors

Elena Ene D-Vasilescu is a Research Fellow and Tutor at the University of Oxford, UK. She does research and teaches in Patristics and Byzantine Studies. Her recent publications include, co-edited with Mark Edwards, Visions of God and ideas on deification in Patristics thought (2016), and the articles “Generation (γενεά) in Gregory Nazianzen’s poem On the Son” (2017); “Early Christianity about the notion of time and the redemption of the world” (2017), and “Late Developments in Meta-Byzantine Icon-Painting” (2017).

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • The Lives of Joachim and Anne Depicted in the Church of Humor Monastery, Moldavia (Romania)

    Pages 1-31

    Balaban Bara, Adriana

  • The Pleasure of Child Nursing: St. Anne and the Infant Mary in Texts and Byzantine Art

    Pages 33-54

    Ene D-Vasilescu, Elena

  • The Reception of Saint Anne’s Cult in the Hungarian Ecclesiastical Environment: Her Legend in Codices

    Pages 55-82

    Nagy, Emőke

  • An Alternative Suggestion Regarding the Origins of the Image ‘The Education of the Virgin’

    Pages 83-108

    Nixon, Virginia

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Devotion to St. Anne in Texts and Images
Book Subtitle
From Byzantium to the Late European Middle Ages
Editors
  • Elena Ene D-Vasilescu
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89399-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89399-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89398-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07760-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 127
Number of Illustrations
19 illustrations in colour
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