Routes of Russian Icons in the Balkans






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Title: Routes of Russian Icons in the Balkans (16th – early 20th Centuries)

Editor: Yuliana Boycheva

Format: Softcover Paperback, 342 pages, over 70 colour illustrations, bibliography, index

Publisher: La Pomme d'or, Seyssel 2016

Language: English

ISBN 978-2-9557042-1-9

Dimensions: 23 x 14.5 cm

Price: 37 € (plus 13 € for shipping & handling) 

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The present volume brings together selected papers from a colloquium held in Rethymno at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies - Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas in January 2014.

Thirteen art historians, historians and philologists focus on portable Russian icons circulating in the Balkans during the Early Modern and Modern periods.

The papers investigate the creation, patronage, paths and routes of these artifacts, as well as the various facets of their reception in the Balkans in the framework of public and private religious piety.

This volume represents the first attempt to examine the transfer and reception of the Russian icons preserved in various churches, monasteries, private and museum collections in the Balkans as a discrete element of the region’s visual culture, to and inscribe the study of these icons in the social and cultural context of their host societies.



Yuliana Boycheva:

Engelina Smirnova:
Russian Icons, Iconographers, and Iconographic Models in Countries of the Orthodox World
in the Late 15th and 16th Centuries

Aleksandr Preobrazhenskii:
Russian Images of a Greek Donor in Thessaly and Venice:
Two portraits of Arsenios, Archbishop of Elassona

Natalia Komashko and Elena Saenkova:
The Iconographic Program of Russian Icons Donated by Archbishop Arsenius of Elassona to Greek Monasteries

Nadezhda Chesnokova:
Russian Icons In Jerusalem: The Icon Of Holy Apostle James, Brother Of The Lord (1644)

Yuliana Boycheva:
The Transfer of Russian Icons to Greece (16th–20th Centuries) and the Example of Patmos

Nenad Makuljević:
Piety, Ideology, and Orthodoxy: Russian Icons in Serbian Church Culture (17th–19th Centuries)

Ivanka Gergova:
Russian Icons in Bulgaria

Nikolaos Graikos:
Russian Icons in Churches in the Hellenic Area in the Late 18th–Early 20th Centuries:
Cultural and Iconographic Interpretations

Eleni Charchare:
Russian Icons in the Greek Diaspora Communities: Venice–Livorno–Trieste, 16th–19th Centuries

Tatiana Borisova:
The Functions of the Poetic Text on the Icon in the Russian and Balkan Baroque Tradition:
The example of the ‘Living Cross’ Category

Nikos Kastrinakis and Nikolas Konstantios:
Eloquent Icons: Sacred Images in Uncommon Use







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