By Georgia Frank
Frank focuses specifically on very important and recognized early texts—The heritage of the clergymen in Egypt (ca. four hundred) and Palladius’s The Lausiac History (ca. 420), situating those narratives of their literary, old, and non secular contexts. She compares those narratives to unique shuttle writing and to stories of otherworldly trips. Bringing in modern conception, she demonstrates the significance of sight as a method of non secular development and explores the relation among the functionality of sight in those narratives and in different expressions of visible piety in past due antiquity Christianity, similar to the veneration of relics and, ultimately, icons.
With its specific specialise in the sensory dimensions of pilgrimage—especially visuality—this soaking up publication widens our knowing of early Christian pilgrims and those that learn their money owed. even as, it additionally sheds new mild at the relation among non secular event and the senses, on literary representations of visible event, and at the literature of pious travel.
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The Memory of the Eyes: Pilgrims to Living Saints in Christian Late Antiquity (Transformation of the Classical Heritage) by Georgia Frank