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This study addresses the relation of people to divine beings in contemporary and historical communities, as exemplified in three strands. One is a long tradition of visions of mysterious wayfarers in rural Spain who bring otherworldly news and help, including recent examples. Another treats the seeming vivification of religious images—statues, paintings, engravings, and photographs apparently exuding blood, sweat and tears in Spanish homes and churches  in the early modern period and the revival of the phenomenon throughout Europe in the twentieth century.  Of special interest is the third strand of the book: the transposition of medieval and early modern representations of the relations between humans and the divine into the modern art of photography. Christian presents a pictorial examination of the phenomenon with a large number of religious images, commercial postcards and family photographs from the first half of past century Europe.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. ix-xvii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Chapter 1. Toribia del Val and the Mysterious Wayfarer of Casas de Benítez
  2. pp. 5-44
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  1. Chapter 2. Images as Beings: Blood, Sweat, and Tears1
  2. pp. 45-96
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  1. Chapter 3. Presence, Absence and the Supernatural in Postcard and Family Photographs, Europe 1895–19201
  2. pp. 97-101
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  1. Visions depicted [with Images]
  2. pp. 102-131
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  1. Connecting with the Absent and the Supernaturals [with Images]
  2. pp. 132-161
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  1. Supernaturals and the Absent in World War I postcards [with Images]
  2. pp. 162-201
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  1. Absence in family photographs around World War I [with Images]
  2. pp. 202-231
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  1. Summing up
  2. pp. 232-234
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  1. Endnotes
  2. pp. 235-265
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 267-286
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 287-310
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9786155053382
Related ISBN
9786155053375
MARC Record
OCLC
787846408
Pages
330
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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