By Mark Guscin

A twin of Edessa was once a picture of Christ, which, in response to culture, was once of astounding beginning. It used to be taken from Edessa to Constantinople in 944, and disappeared from identified historical past within the aftermath of the Fourth campaign in 1204. It generated, besides the fact that, an unlimited quantity of literature and enormous quantities of copies in church buildings all around the Byzantine global. This ebook is a learn of the literature, work, icons and different elements relating to a twin of Edessa. It examines the way it used to be used as a device to specific Christs humanity and for numerous different reasons, and the way a number of the similar literature turned thoroughly decontextualised and used as a paranormal attraction, in particular within the West.

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