"--von der Hand Deines Dieners-- " : christliche Ikonen der arabischen Welt = --from the hand of your servant-- /
[Herausgegeber, Alexandra Neubauer].
Tübingen : Legat-Verlag, c2004.
120 p. : col. ill., maps ; 27 cm.
3932942191 (pbk.), 9783932942198 (pbk.)
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Tübingen : Legat-Verlag, c2004.
3932942191 (pbk.)
9783932942198 (pbk.)
general note
Catalogue of an exhibition held Oct. 4, 2004-Jan. 16, 2005, at the Ikonen-Museum, Frankfurt am Main.
Title also in Arabic.
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Main Description
Establishing Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon as the cradle of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic civilization, this examination contends that the Christian religion remains in that part of the world as the second strongest religious and cultural power, pointing out the characteristic of icons being worshipped as they are by the Orthodox Christians. The featured paintings captivate with strong colors, dynamism, and vitality, reflecting the Oriental pleasure of narration while floral elements and Arabic inscriptions complement the unusual motives. This bilingual edition includes English and German.
Unpaid Annotation
Egypt, Syria and Lebanon are not really associated with Christianity in the minds of most Westerners, but they are the cradle of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic civilization. Even today, Christianity remains a strong religious and cultural influence in the region. One of the most telling characteristics of the Christian church is the Orthodox Christians' reverence for icons. The paintings in this book captivate the eye with their strong colors, dynamism, and vitality and reflect the Oriental love of narration. Floral elements and Arabic inscriptions complement the unusual motifs.

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