Icons and Power: The Mother of God in Byzantium by Bissera V. Pentchenva
Icons and Power: The Mother of God in Byzantium by Bissera V. Pentchenva, published in 2006. Illustrated. Sections Include: Origins of the Civic Cult, The Avar Siege: Memory and Change, In the Context of War, The Hodegetria Icon and Its Tuesday Procession, The Blachernai Responds: The Icon of the Unusual Miracle, Synthesis: Imperial Memorial Rites at the Pantokrator, etc. etc. Hardcover with jacket, near fine.