New Publication: Marian Devotion in the Late Middle Ages. Image and Performance, Edited By Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, and Gerhard Jaritz

By the late Middle Ages, manifestations of Marian devotion had become multifaceted and
covered all aspects of religious, private and personal life. Mary becomes a universal presence
that accompanies the faithful on pilgrimage, in dreams, as holy visions, and as pictorial
representations in church space and domestic interiors. The first part of the volume traces the
development of Marian iconography in sculpture, panel paintings, and objects, such as seals,
with particular emphasis on Italy, Slovenia and the Hungarian Kingdom. The second section
traces the use of Marian devotion in relation to space, be that a country or territory, a monastery
or church or personal space, and explores the use of space in shaping new liturgical practices,
new Marian feasts and performances, and the bodily performance of ritual objects.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Throne of Gold and Dress of Stars: On the Meaning of Polychromy in High Medieval
Marian Sculpture, Elisabeth Sobieczky
Chapter 2. Seeing God in the Image of Mary: Cross Readings of the Medievaal Benedictine
Convent Seal, Mija Oter Gorenčič
Chapter 3. Devotion, Gold, and the Virgin: Visualizing Mary in Three Fourteenth-Century
Tuscan Panels in the National Gallery of Denmark, Marina Vidas
Chapter 4. Diagrammatic Devotion and the Defensorium Mariae in the Funerary Chapel of
Hărman Parish Church, Mihnea A. Mihail
Chapter 5. Veil and Signature: Giambono’s Madonna Barberini, Sabine Engel
Chapter 6. Salve regina in late medieval Dominican communities, Kristin Hoefner
Chapter 7. Developments in Servite Marian Spirituality and the Use of Saint Filippo Benizi in
Promoting Servite Miraculous Madonnas, Alana O’Brien
Chapter 8. Mary, Michael, and the Devil. An Eschatological-Iconographic Perspective on the
Liturgical Drama of Philippe de Mézières, Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky
Chapter 9. “Mulier amicta sole”: Transformations of a devotional image between the 15th and
the 16th centuries, Ferenc Veress
Chapter 10. Mobile Shrine and Magical Bodies: Modern Afterlives of Medieval Shrine
Madonnas, Juliet Simpson

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