Christ, Mary, and the Saints: Reading Religious Subjects in Medieval and Renaissance Spain

Andrew Beresford, Lesley Twomey

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The last decade has witnessed a striking upsurge of interest in Iberian hagiography. In painting and the fine arts through to poetic and narrative treatments composed in Castilian and Catalan, the legacies of Christ, Mary, and the saints have been approached from a range of perspectives and subjected to detailed critical scrutiny. This book, which focuses specifically on the application of theoretical and methodological approaches to analysis, asks what scholars of early Iberian hagiography can bring to the analysis of the sacred past and how the study of the discipline can be taken forward innovatively in the future. Its fourteen essays, each focusing on a different aspect of composition, seek in particular to explore interdisciplinary methodologies and the ways in which they intersect with broader discourses in other branches of research.
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9789004380127
ISBN (Print)9789004372450
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameThe Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World
ISSN (Print)1569-1934

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