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Description - The Reliquary Effect by Cynthia Hahn

The Reliquary Effect is the first full survey in English to investigate the societal value of reliquaries. It focuses on relics and reliquaries of the Christian tradition, from the earliest moments of the cult of saints, to the post-Reformation response, to Protestant scepticism about and rejection of relic veneration.

Featuring many superb illustrations of a fascinating mixture of objects, from inexplicably obscure relics to fine art works, The Reliquary Effect is a must-read for students of art history or religion, as well as all those interested in the enduring power of sacred things.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781780236551
ISBN-10: 1780236557
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 190mm x mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Cynthia Hahn

Cynthia Hahn is professor of art history and director of graduate studies in art history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author or coauthor of several books, including Strange Beauty. "

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