Oi Agioi Topoi
Greek language text
By Sot N Kadas
This book is devoted to a category of manuscripts known as proskynetaria, dating mainly from the 17th and 18th centuries. Proskynetaria is the name given to manuscripts containing descriptions of the monuments of Palestine, especially the Christian ones. The manuscripts have many similarities with modern travel books, or with tourist guides to archaeological sites.
The miniatures illustrating the manuscripts depict towns and sacred places, churches and monasteries, caves, mountains and lakes, as well as events from the Holy Scriptures and ecclesiastical history and tradition. The proskynetaria are brilliant examples of folk art that form a basic source for Palestine during one period of its history. Greek language text. Over 100 colour illustrations.
SOT. N. KADAS - Professor of Byzantine Archaeology, University of Thessaloniki