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Historical and archaeological analysis of the Church of the Nativity

Bacci, Michele ; Bianchi, Giovanna ; Campana, Stefano ; Fichera, Giuseppe

In: Journal of Cultural Heritage, 2012, vol. 13, p. 5-26

The team has considered the special status of the Basilica of Bethlehem, which is not just a monument of outstanding historic and artistic importance, but also and fundamentally a holy place, that has long been and is still perceived as a memorial site, marking the place of Christ’s birth and transcribing into a sacred topography the main events of the Gospel narratives. Because of such a...

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Performed Topographies and Topomimetic Piety. Imaginative Sacred Spaces in Medieval Italy

Bacci, Michele

In: Spatial Icons. Performativity in Byzantium and Medieval Russia, 2011, p. 101-118

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Veneto-Byzantine "Hybrids" : Towards a Reassessment

Bacci, Michele

In: Studies in Iconography, 2014, vol. 35, p. 73-106

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Una maniera latina nel Levante tardomedievale?

Bacci, Michele

In: «Conosco un ottimo storico dell’arte…». Per Enrico Castelnuovo. Scritti di allievi e amici pisani, 2012, p. 141-147

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Il Golgotha come simulacro

Bacci, Michele

In: Synergies in Visual Culture. Bildkulturen im Dialog, 2013, p. 111-122

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Syrian, Palaiologan, and Gothic Murals in the ‘Nestorian’ Church of Famagusta

Bacci, Michele

In: Δελτίον της χριστιανικής αρχαιολογικής εταιρείας, 2006, vol. 27, p. 207-220

The present paper deals with the mural decoration of the 14th century church of Agios Georgios Exorinos in Famagusta, Cyprus, traditionally considered to be a Nestorian-rite church. The remaining frescoes bear Syriac inscriptions and are characterized by a distinctive juxtaposition of Arab Christian, Byzantine Palaiologan, and Italianate Gothic features. They can be considered to be the work of...

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Identity Markers in the Art of Fourteenth-Century Famagusta

Bacci, Michele

In: The Harbour of all this Sea and Realm. Crusader to Venetian Famagusta, 2014, p. 145-158

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Sacred Narratives, Holy Objects and the Visionary Experience in Late Medieval Italy : [proceedings of the Symposium held on 13 February, 2011]

Bacci, Michele

In: Images and visions in Christian and Buddhist culture, 2012, p. 85-95

The present paper was presented at the conference "Images and Visions in Christian and Buddhist Cultures" held at the University of Tokyo on February 13, 2011. It explores several aspects of the interaction between images, holy sites and visions in Late Medieval Italy, with a special focus on the impact played by standard iconography on the visionaries' religious imagination

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L’individu en tant que prototype dans les ex-voto médiévaux

Bacci, Michele

In: Degrés : revue de synthèse à orientation sémiologique, 2011, vol. 145-146, p. 1-14

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The Holy Name of Jesus in Venetian-Ruled Crete

Bacci, Michele

In: Convivum, 2014, vol. 1, p. 190-205

Focusing on Andreas Ritzos' icon with the monogram IHS in Athens, this article offers insights about the role played by the monogram on Crete and points out that the particular solution shown in Ritzos' image is not in keeping with St. Bernardine's "icon" of the Holy Name of Jesus and indicates an association with the symbolism of the holy host.