Archangel Michael in Africa

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Release date: 2019-08-08

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This book takes an interdisciplinary approach in order to understand angels, focusing on Africa and the cult and persona of the Archangel Michael. Traditional methods in the study of religion including philology, papyrology, art and iconography, anthropology, history, and psychology are combined with methodologies deriving from memory studies, graphic design, art education, and semiotics. Chapters explore both historical and contemporary case studies from Coptic Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia, and South Africa, providing a comparative perspective on the Archangel Michael. The book contains 25 images, and further images can be found on the book's webpage.Innovative in both its methodologies and geographical focus, this book is an important contribution to the study of religion and art, Christianity in Africa, and Coptic studies.

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Genre: Republic of South Africa

Collection: Bloomsbury Academic

Type: EPub

Pages: 264

ISBN: 9781350084735

Additional Information

Genre: Republic of South Africa

Collection: Bloomsbury Academic

Type: EPub

Pages: 264

ISBN: 9781350084735

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