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Université de Fribourg

"Quel bello miracolo onde si fa la festa del santo Salvatore": studio sulle metamorfosi di una leggenda

Bacci, Michele

In: Santa Croce e Santo Volto. Contributi allo studio dell’origine e della fortuna del culto del Salvatore (secoli IX-XV), 2002, p. 1-86

According to an old, very widespread legend, an icon of the Saviour would have bled after being stabbed with a lance by the Jews of Beirut. The blood poured out by this icon was considered to be so worth worshipping, that it became widespread in Western Europe. Moreover, the story was yearly commemorated in Rome since at least the 10th century as a specific feast in honor of icons, being...

Université de Fribourg

Pisa bizantina. Alle origini del culto delle icone in Toscana

Bacci, Michele

In: Intorno al Sacro Volto. Genova, Bisanzio e il Mediterraneo (secoli XI-XIV), 2007, p. 63-78

This paper deals with the origins of icon veneration in Pisa in the 12th and 13th century and offers a new interpretation of the art-historical phenomenon known as the "maniera greca". Far from being just a matter of artistic taste, the "maniera greca" can be interpreted as the outcome of the local appropriation of icon-centered devotional patterns being widespread in Eastern Christianity and the...

Université de Fribourg

A Sacred Space for a Holy Icon: The Shrine of Our Lady of Saydnaya

Bacci, Michele

In: Hierotopy. Studies in the Making of Sacred Spaces. Material from the International Symposium, 2004, p. 132-134

The monastery of Our Lady of Saydnaya, located 22 km east of Damascus, still proves to be one of the most important cult-centres of present-day Syria; although it is inhabited and controlled by Christian (i.e. Greek Orthodox) nuns, its church, housing a very famous icon of the Virgin Mary, is daily visited also by a great many Muslim worshippers. Its renown dates back to the late 12th century,...