Moving with the Magdalen is the first art-historical book dedicated to the cult of Mary Magdalen in the late medieval Alps. Its seven case study chapters focus on the artworks commissioned for key churches that belonged to both parish and pilgrimage networks in order to explore the role of artistic workshops, commissioning patrons and diverse devotees in the development and transfer of the saint’s iconography across the mountain range. Together they underscore how the Magdalen’s cult and contingent imagery interacted with the environmental conditions and landscape of the Alps along late medieval routes.
Author Joanne W. Anderson is a Lecturer in Art History at The Warburg Institute.
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