Iconic space and the rule of lands

Hypatia 15 (4):58-76 (2000)

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: In the following extract, Mondzain examines the way in which the spiritual hegemony of the Early Christian and Byzantine church was transformed into political power. The primary tool used in this endeavor was the icon. The representation of the holy figures of Christianity as space-occupying physical beings puts into play a series of spatial operations which aided in the exercise of temporal, imperial authority
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DOI 10.2979/HYP.2000.15.4.58
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