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Oi Agioi Topoi
Greek language text

By Sot N Kadas

Oi Agioi Topoi
Hardback, 224 pages £22.00
Published: 1998
ISBN: 9789607254597
Format: 280mm x 208mm
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Subjects: Art & Art History, Classical Studies and Ancient History, History

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

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 224 pages
 280mm x 208mm

BIC Code:
  ART015060, ART015070, HIS026000
 Kapon Editions


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