Heavenly Bodies

Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs
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Suitable for goths, art historians and everyone in between, this book includes images of more than seventy spectacular jeweled skeletons and the stories of dozens more, accompanied by rare archive material.
Introduction: Blessed Bones . 1. Holy Bodies: Relics and the Roman Catacombs . 2. The Church Triumphant: Constructing the Catacomb Saints . 3. Communal Property: Jeweled Skeletons and Civic Identity 4. The Mighty Will Fall: The End of the Reign of the Catacomb Saints Notes, Acknowledgments, List of Sites, Index
Follows on from the success of "The Empire Of Death", which has attracted a global cult following, this is an astonishing volume featuring seventy spectacularly jewelled skeletons, with rare archive material and the stories behind them.
Autor: Paul Koudounaris
Paul Koudounaris has a doctorate in Art History from the University of California and has written widely on European ossuaries and charnel houses for both academic and popular journals.

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Autor: Paul Koudounaris
ISBN-13 :: 9780500251959
ISBN: 0500251959
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.09.2013
Verlag: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Gewicht: 847g
Seiten: 192
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 246x177x30 mm, 15 Illustrations, black and white; 90 Illustrations, color
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