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    DescriptionThis volume, which grew out of a series of lectures presented at the Smithsonian Institution in 1991, aims to provide a coherent introduction to Byzantine culture with a focus on the interconnected realms of art and religion. The eight participants have revised their lectures into chapters on Byzantine history, theology, icons and icon theory, church architecture, monumental painting, silver church furnishings, illustrated liturgical books, and pilgrimage. In addition to presenting current research on this range of topics, the chapters each contribute original scholarship from authors who are recognized experts in their respective fields. The introduction, by Linda Safran, deals with views and definitions of Byzantium over the course of its long history and considers why that civilization attracts attention today. It underscores the essential unifying role of the Orthodox religion in a vast and fluid empire and clarifies how the experimental aspects of that religion - churches, liturgy, church arts and imagery, religious travel - open a window into Byzantine culture. Throughout the book, the past considers what Byzantine believers heard and said and did, as well as what they saw. The book's chapters are cross-referenced and are complemented both by endnotes that cite primary and secondary sources and by "Suggestions for Further Reading" that include English and foreign-language references.

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    Heaven on Earth
    Art and the Church in Byzantium
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Linda Safran
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 984 g
    ISBN 13: 9780271016702
    ISBN 10: 0271016701

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AMN
    BIC E4L: ART
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC subject category V2: AGR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A02303010
    BISAC V2.8: ART015070
    BIC subject category V2: ACK
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 709.0214
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: N7852.5.H4
    DC22: 704.9/482/09495
    LC classification: N7852.5 .H43 1998
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    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    Thema V1.0: AGA, AMN, AGR
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    237 b&w and 21 colour illustrations
    Pennsylvania State University Press
    Imprint name
    Pennsylvania State University Press
    Publication date
    01 June 1998
    Publication City/Country
    University Park