Devotion to St. Anne in Texts and Images

From Byzantium to the Late European Middle Ages

  • Elena Ene D-Vasilescu

About this book


St. Anne was popular with representatives of various segments of society – from monks, nuns, members of the clergy, royal patrons, to church-goers of every rank. This book looks into both the public and private worship of this holy woman and brings to the surface some under-exposed aspects of St. Anne’s cult. It does so through the examination of manuscripts, monumental art, relics, sculpture, and texts of various genres. The contributors employ a historical as well as a theological perspective on how the cult of St. Anne (sometimes also with glimpses concerning that of Joachim) established itself; referring to areas in Europe which are not frequently discussed in English-language scholarship. This new contribution to the field of hagiography will be of interest to academics from a variety of research fields, including theologians, Byzantinists, art and church historians, and historians of a larger scope. 


St. Anne Byzantine Apocryphal texts Anna Lactans Education of the Virgin Church of Humor Monastery Cult of St Anne Teleki, Kazinczy Codex Érdy codex Franciscan monasteries Hagiography Theology

Editors and affiliations

  • Elena Ene D-Vasilescu
    • 1
  1. 1.Wolfson CollegeUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-89398-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-89399-0
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