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Publication details for Professor Andrew BeresfordBeresford, Andrew M. & Twomey, Lesley K. (2018). Christ, Mary and the Saints: Reading Religious Subjects in Medieval and Renaissance Spain. The Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World. Leiden: Brill.
- Publication type: Edited book
- ISSN/ISBN: 978-90-04-38012-7
- Further publication details on publisher web site
Author(s) from Durham
The last decade has witnessed a striking upsurge of interest in Iberian hagiography. In painting and the fine arts through to poetic and narrative treatments composed in Castilian and Catalan, the legacies of Christ, Mary, and the saints have been approached from a range of perspectives and subjected to detailed critical scrutiny. This book, which focuses specifically on the application of theoretical and methodological approaches to analysis, asks what scholars of early Iberian hagiography can bring to the analysis of the sacred past and how the study of the discipline can be taken forward innovatively in the future. Its fourteen essays, each focusing on a different aspect of composition, seek in particular to explore interdisciplinary methodologies and the ways in which they intersect with broader discourses in other branches of research.