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Université de Fribourg

Cubic Dice: Archaeological Material for Understanding Historical Processes

Voogt, Alexander J. de ; Eerkens, Jelmer W.

In: Kentron, 2018, vol. 34, p. 99-108

The characteristics of dice found in archaeological contexts assist in the understanding of historical processes and human behavior. The dice attributes of configuration and dot pattern are regionally and/or temporally specific and can be used to help date dice themselves or the context in which they are found. As well, dice have been used to decipher Etruscan words and may identify novice and...

Université de Fribourg

Marian Cult-sites along the Venetian sea-routes to Holy Land in the Late Middle Ages

Bacci, Michele ; Campobasso, Gianvito ; Dermitzaki, Argyri ; Scepanovic, Vesna ; Schiffhauer, Angela ; Zoitou, Sofia

In: Le Vie della Misericordia, 2017, p. 81-106

The present paper discusses materials collected and analysed in the frame of a research project coordinated by Michele Bacci at Fribourg University and supported by the Swiss National Found. It focuses on the spread of Marian cultic phenomena along the maritime routes between Venice and the Holy Land, which corresponded to the major commercial itineraries among territories mainly belonging to the...

Université de Fribourg

Remarks on the Visual Experience of Holy Sites in the Middle Ages

Bacci, Michele

In: Mobile Eyes. Peripatetisches Sehen in den Bildkulturen der Vormoderne, 2013, p. 175-197

Université de Fribourg

Anatomical terms: towards development of terminologies (terminogenesis)

Sprumont, Pierre

In: European Journal of Anatomy, 2016, vol. 20, no. 3, p. 249-280

Anatomy is older than its name that means "cutting out" in Greek. The cut out parts must bear a name. This historical review is an attempt to investigate the evolution of the anatomical names from the prehistorical times when humans had no handwriting to record anatomy until the discovery of printing when anatomical names could become disseminated in printed books.Throughout indeterminately...

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Old Restorations and New Discoveries in the Nativity Church, Bethlehem

Bacci, Michele

In: Convivium : exchanges and interactions in the arts of medieval Europe, Byzantium, and the Mediterranean, 2015/2/2//36-59

Since 2010 the Nativity Church in Bethlehem underwent a number of significant restoration works, including the refurbishing of the wooden roof, the consolidation of the Armenian door, and, starting from March 2015, the cleaning and consolidation of the mosaic surfaces. This recent work lead to important discoveries, including the recovery of the figure of an angel which had been hidden under the...

Université de Fribourg

A Power of Relative Importance: San Marco and the Holy Icons

Bacci, Michele

In: Convivium : exchanges and interactions in the arts of medieval Europe, Byzantium, and the Mediterranean, 2015, vol. 2.1, p. 126-147

Université de Fribourg

The Legacy of the Hodegetria: Holy Icons and Legends between East and West

Bacci, Michele

In: Images of the Mother of God. Perceptions of the Theotokos in Byzantium, 2005, p. 321-336

Université de Fribourg

The Armenian Church in Famagusta and Its Mural Decoration

Bacci, Michele

In: Culture of Cilician Armenia, proceedings of the international symposium (Antelyas, Armenian Katholicossate of Cilicia, 14-18 January 2008), 2009, p. 489-508

Université de Fribourg

On the Holy Topography of Sailors: An Introduction

Bacci, Michele

In: The Holy Portolano/ Le portulan sacré. The Sacred Geography of Navigation in the Middles Ages. Fribourg Colloquium 2013, 2014, vol. I, p. 7-16

Université de Fribourg

The Berardenga Antependium and the Passio Ymaginis Office

Bacci, Michele

In: Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 1998, vol. 61, p. 1-16