Relics, Reliquaries and the Visual Culture of Group Sanctity in Late Medieval Europe
List of Figures vii Gratia Undecima Mille – Acknowledgements xiii I. Heads and Tales: Envisioning the Eleven Thousand Virgins of Cologne 1 II. An Archaeology of Texts and Bones: The Legend of the Eleven Thousand Virgins 9 III. Bones and More Bones: Relics and the Spread of the Cult 19 IV. Ecclesia sanctarum undecim milium virginum: The Church of the Eleven Thousand Virgins and its Decoration 47 V. The Face of Sanctity: Reliquary Busts of the Eleven Thousand Virgins 59 VI. Golden Visions: Altarpieces with Relics 83 VII. The Protective Mantle: The Holy Virgins as Patron Saints of Cologne 99 VIII. Picturing the Pilgrimage: Images and Narrative Cycles in Cologne 117 IX. A Peregrinatious Tale: Images and Narrative Cycles beyond the Rhineland 137 X. Golden Bones: The Goldene Kammer of St. Ursula and Early Modern Developments 165 XI. From Slight to Light: Concluding Thoughts 175 Bibliography 185 Index 203
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