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Book reviewe: Michele Bacci, "The Many Faces of Christ. Portraying the Holy in the East and West, 300 to 1300"

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This new book by Michel Bacci is dedicated to the image of Christ, and more specifically to how existing visual tradition relates to the issue of the authentic face of Jesus. It explores how an iconography that was considered typical for centuries came into being and the various strategies underlying this process. The study demonstrates that the iconic representation of Christ portrayed as a handsome young man with a beard and long hair was neither the first nor the only option considered by ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Reviewed (Other)

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10.1484/J.CONVI.4.000021

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Publisher:
Brepols Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
Convivium Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
2
Pages:
163-167
Publication date:
2016-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2336-808X
ISSN:
2336-3452
Pubs id:
pubs:801894
URN:
uri:d9ec1d2e-a6eb-41d8-b024-eae5363dffeb
UUID:
uuid:d9ec1d2e-a6eb-41d8-b024-eae5363dffeb
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pubs:801894

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