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The Resource Heavenly bodies : cult treasures and spectacular saints from the catacombs, Paul Koudounaris

Heavenly bodies : cult treasures and spectacular saints from the catacombs, Paul Koudounaris

Label
Heavenly bodies : cult treasures and spectacular saints from the catacombs
Title
Heavenly bodies
Title remainder
cult treasures and spectacular saints from the catacombs
Statement of responsibility
Paul Koudounaris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Heavenly Bodies' is the chronicle of a group of extraordinary skeletons discovered in the Roman Catacombs in the late 16th 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
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Koudounaris, Paul
Dewey number
  • 235.2'094
  • 235.2094
  • A 703.7 SAINTS
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Relics
  • Catacombs
  • Religion
Label
Heavenly bodies : cult treasures and spectacular saints from the catacombs, Paul Koudounaris
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780500251959
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780500251959
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Heavenly bodies : cult treasures and spectacular saints from the catacombs, Paul Koudounaris
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780500251959
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780500251959
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

Library Locations

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      51.5096382 -0.1297941
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