Architecture of the Sacred: Space, Ritual, and Experience by Bonna D. Wescoat

By Bonna D. Wescoat

During this e-book, a exceptional group of authors explores the way in which house, position, structure and formality engage to build sacred adventure within the historic cultures of the jap Mediterranean. Essays tackle basic concerns and contours that allow structures to accomplish as spiritually transformative areas in historic Greek, Roman, Jewish, early Christian and Byzantine civilizations. jointly they exhibit the a number of ways that works of structure and their settings have been energetic brokers within the ritual method. structure didn't in simple terms host occasions; quite, it magnified and increased them, interacting with rituals facilitating the development of rite. This e-book examines relatively the ways that principles and occasions generated through the interplay of position, outfitted setting, ritual motion and reminiscence contributed to the cultural formula of the sacred adventure in several spiritual faiths.

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2006a. Ritual and Communication in the Graeco-Roman World, Kernos, suppl. 16, Liége. Stavrianopoulou, E. 2006b. “Introduction” to Stavrianopoulou 2006a, pp. 7–22. Stone, A. 1992. “From Ritual in the Landscape to Capture in the Urban Centre: The Recreation of Ritual Environments in Meso-America,” Journal of Ritual Studies 6, pp. 109–32. Tanner, J. 2003. The Sociology of Art, London. Tanner, J. 2009. “Karl Mannheim and Alois Riegl: from the History of Art to the Sociology of Culture,” Art History 32, pp.

See Buc, 2001, p. ” It is worth noting that there have since the 1980s been a series of substantive contributions to the ritualization of power – which may often draw on religious precedents but need not. , Cannadine and Price 1987; Theuws and Nelson 2000; Bertelli 2001; Howe 2007. 38. Moore and Myerhoff, 1977. 39. Lambrinoudakis and Balty, 2004–2006. 40. Renfrew 2007. 41. Cribiore, Davoli, and Ratzan 2008. 42. Kraeling 1956 and 1967. 43. , Chaniotis 2005. 44. This is the governing premise of Stavrianopoulou 2006a.

2006. “Greek Sanctuaries as Places of Communication through Rituals: An Archaeological Perspective,” in Stavrianopoulou 2006, pp. 69–110. Mylonopoulos, J. 2008. “The Dynamics of Ritual Space in the Hellenistic and Roman East,” Kernos 21, pp. 49–79. Nelson, R. 2007. “Empathetic Vision: Looking at and with a Performative Byzantine Miniature,” Art History 30, pp. 489–502. Newby, Z. 2005. Greek Athletics in the Roman World: Victory and Virtue, Oxford. Nikolaidou, M. 2007. “Ritualized Technologies in the Aegean Neolithic?

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