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Description - St. Catherine of Alexandria in Renaissance Roman Art by Cynthia Stollhans

How and why did a medieval female saint from the Eastern Mediterranean come to be such a powerful symbol in early modern Rome? This study provides an overview of the development of the cult of Catherine of Alexandria in Renaissance Rome, exploring in particular how a saint's cult could be variously imaged and 'reinvented' to suit different eras and patronal interests. Cynthia Stollhans traces the evolution of the saint's imagery through the lens of patrons and their interests-with special focus on the importance of Catherine's image in the fashioning of her Roman identity-to show how her imagery served the religious, political, and/or social agendas of individual patrons and religious orders.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781409447511
ISBN-10: 1409447510
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Cynthia Stollhans

Cynthia Stollhans is Associate Professor of Art History at Saint Louis University, USA.

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