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  • Record Number: 18753
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Takacs , Sarolta A.
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  • Title: Manuel Philes’ Meditation on an Icon of the Virgin Mary [This devotional poem by the fourteenth century Greek poet represents a progression from a meditation of a concrete object (an icon of the Virgin Mary) to a mystical or metaphysical plane of understanding. The author gives a line by line analysis of the language of the poem, which employs numerous rhetorical devices to connect allusions to the burning bush (which typographically prefigures the Virgin Mary) to imagery of divine fire. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Byzantinische Forschungen 15, ( 1990): Pages 277 - 288.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Byzantium Devotional Literature Devotional Practices Fire, Image of Language Greek Literature Iconography Icons Imagery Literature- Verse Mary, Virgin, Saint in Literature Rhetoric Typology Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 14
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 01675346
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