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By Ittai Weinryb

ISBN-10: 1941792057

ISBN-13: 9781941792056

Derived from Latin ex voto suscepto “in pursuance of a vow,” an ex voto embodies the hopes, goals, and anxieties of the individual that deposits it. nearly whatever, despite measurement, weight, shape, or unique functionality, can develop into a votive item. finally, the class refers to a subset of the fabric global during which a specific thing isn't unavoidably made to be a votive, yet as a substitute turns into charged with votive that means as soon as devoted to a deity or deities. This quantity, one of many first collections dedicated solely to the topic, builds at the assumption shared conceptual framework underpins votive items, and that through advantage in their consecration they've got develop into a class representing a unique level within the lifetime of a material.

The individuals to this comparative research learn ex votos throughout quite a number destinations and time classes, together with the classical Mediterranean international, medieval Europe, the interval of the Catholic Reform, and directly to Mexico, Shinto and Buddhist Japan, and Muslim Iran. Voluminous and various, Ex Voto will charm in a variety of fields, together with historical past, faith, and anthropology.

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