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Chasuble of Thomas Becket : A Biography (Hardcover) (Miriam Ali-de-Unzaga & Alessando Bruschettini &

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One of the most magnificent medieval textiles in the Mediterranean region is the Chasuble of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered by the knights of King Henry II and canonized three years later by decree of the Roman Catholic Church. According to the Cathedral of Fermo, which holds the chasuble, the embroidered blue silk vestment was donated to Fermo by Bishop Presbitero in the twelfth century. But despite its importance, its outstanding preservation, and the presence of Arabic inscriptions, the chasuble has never been the subject of a comprehensive study.
            With The Chasuble of Thomas Becket, art historian Avinoam Shalem is joined by an internationally renowned group of experts— Miriam Ali-de-Unzaga, Birgitt Borkopp-Restle, Ariane Dor, David Jacoby, Márta Járó, Germano Liberati, Ursula Nilgen, and Regula Schorta—in offering a new reading on this unique historical vestment. Contributions examine what we can determine about the chasuble’s manufacture; thoroughly assess its inscriptions, including with regard to the process or transculturation in a new Christian context in the Cathedral of Fermo; and reconsider its historical and mercantile context within the Mediterranean region, Muslim Spain, and Italy.
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Miriam Ali-de-Unzaga & Alessando Bruschettini & Ariane Dor & Mu00e1rta Ju00e1ru00f3
Language: English
Street Date: January 15, 2018
TCIN: 51403537
UPC: 9783777425191
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-0270
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