“Sui pretiossisimi vultus Imago”: Veronica and Grants of Indulgences in the 13th and early 14th centuries

Étienne Doublier (Wuppertal) Abstract Both the “true icon” and “pardons” began to be extremely popoular especially during the thirteenth century. My paper questions the possible connection between the two phenomena and portrays the history of papal and episcopal indulgences connected with the veneration of Veronica in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Following topics will be…

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Philip the Good and the Face of Christ

Kathryn Rudy (University of St Andrews and Getty Research Institute) Abstract In the fifteenth century the Face of Christ found an enthusiastic devotee at the Burgundian court. Philip the Good (1396-1467) owned his grandfather’s immense prayerbook, known as the Grandes Heures. His grandfather, Philip the Bold (1342-1404), had used the manuscript heavily. All of the…

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The Veronica Conference

  SESSION 1 THE ORIGINS OF THE FAME OF THE ROMAN VERONICA Amanda Murphy Conference Convenor Welcome Herbert L. Kessler Introduction: The Literary Warp and Artistic Weft of Veronica’s Cloth Zbigniew Izydorczyk The Cura Sanitatis Tiberii according to Ernst von Dobschütz Barry Windeatt ‘True Image’? Versions of the Veronica in Medieval England Federico Gallo De sacrosanto sudario…

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