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Scales, Sizes, and the Legibility of Medieval Relics Inscriptions

Debiais, Vincent;
  • Published: 03 Jul 2017
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Session 203: Relics at the Interface between Textuality and Materiality, c. 400-c. 1200, II: Inscribing the Relics; International audience; Concentrating on inscriptions on late antique reliquaries from the eastern Mediterranean and on early medieval reliquaries from Western Europe, this panel explores how epigraphic texts participated in the presentation of the relics in their cult sites and how they contributed to explaining the relics’ or the reliquaries’ significance to the intended audience. The proposed papers approach the relations between textual contents, material characteristics of writing, supports and contexts via questions of visibility, legibility, and function of inscriptions.
free text keywords: art history, decorative arts, epigraphy, orality, Middle Ages, literacy, [SHS.HIST]Humanities and Social Sciences/History, [SHS.ART]Humanities and Social Sciences/Art and art history
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