By Georgia Frank
Frank focuses particularly on very important and recognized early texts—The historical past of the priests in Egypt (ca. four hundred) and Palladius’s The Lausiac History (ca. 420), situating those narratives of their literary, historic, and religious contexts. She compares those narratives to unique commute writing and to stories of otherworldly trips. Bringing in modern conception, she demonstrates the significance of sight as a way of non secular growth and explores the relation among the functionality of sight in those narratives and in different expressions of visible piety in past due antiquity Christianity, resembling the veneration of relics and, ultimately, icons.
With its distinct specialize in the sensory dimensions of pilgrimage—especially visuality—this soaking up publication widens our figuring out of early Christian pilgrims and people who learn their debts. while, it additionally sheds new gentle at the relation among spiritual adventure and the senses, on literary representations of visible event, and at the literature of pious travel.
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The Memory of the Eyes: Pilgrims to Living Saints in Christian Late Antiquity (Transformation of the Classical Heritage) by Georgia Frank