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Author Spencer-Hall, Alicia, author.

Title Medieval saints and modern screens : divine visions as cinematic experience / Alicia Spencer-Hall
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (304 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Knowledge communities ; 3
Knowledge communities (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; 3
Summary The thirteenth-century Latin hagiographic works known as the "Holy Women of Liège" corpus presents biographies filled with dramatic visions of God and intense physical unions with Christ. The texts that make up the collection demonstrate the problematic division of body and soul in the period and also reveal the potential of text to transmit visual experiences. This book explores those qualities of the texts using the latest developments in film theory, taking up such topics as the relationship of film to mortality, embodied spectatorship, celebrity studies, and digital environments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-289, filmography (pages 289-291), and index
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Subject Hagiography.
Middle Ages in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- History -- 21st century
Saints in motion pictures.
HISTORY / General
Middle Ages in motion pictures.
Motion pictures.
Saints in motion pictures.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9048532175