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Byzantine Pilgrimage Art

Gary Vikan

Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Collection Publications

Art, Art History, Byzantine Studies

From the text: “There were few phenomena in the history of Byzantium which mobilized more people, wealth, and artistic creativity than did pilgrimage. . . . The story of the Early Byzantine pilgrim survives in travelogues and guide books, in historical texts and theological tracts, in scores of popular legends generated by miracle-working saints, and, most palpably, in hundreds of surviving pilgrim ‘souvenirs’ and huge, abandoned shrines at the holy sites.”


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