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Inventing National Patrimony

Ekaterina Pravilova

in A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159058
eISBN:
9781400850266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159058.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter analyzes the processes of ascribing new meanings and values (spiritual and material) to objects by appropriating them into the realm of artistic and historical patrimony. It first ... More


Icon-painting in Eighteenth-century Egypt

Magdi Guirguis

in An Armenian Artist in Ottoman Cairo: Yuhanna al-Armani and His Coptic Icons

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774161520
eISBN:
9781617971013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161520.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The eighteenth century witnessed a remarkable increase in the production of religious icons, so much so that most Egyptian churches and monasteries still house a considerable number of artworks ... More


Lost Icon Found

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines a fire-damaged religious icon that had reportedly been taken from Poland. The man who owned it, George Chesney of Orlando, Florida, wanted to return it to that country through ... More


The Sacred Heart Visits The Charollais

Raymond Jonas

in France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart: An Epic Tale for Modern Times

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221369
eISBN:
9780520924017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221369.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses Marguerite-Marie Alacoque, a saint who was known for her visions that eventually made her the prophet of France's destiny. It opens with a description of the final preparations ... More


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