Moving with the Magdalen

Late Medieval Art and Devotion in the Alps
by Dr Joanne W. Anderson
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Date: March 21, 2019

ISBN: 9781501334696

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Moving with the Magdalen is the first art-historical book dedicated to the cult of Mary Magdalen in the late medieval Alps. Its seven case study chapters focus on the artworks commissioned for key churches that belonged to both parish and pilgrimage networks in order to explore the role of artistic workshops, commissioning patrons and diverse devotees in the development and transfer of the saint's iconography across the mountain range. Together they underscore how the Magdalen's cult and contingent imagery interacted with the environmental conditions and landscape of the Alps along late medieval routes.