Book Series Convivium Supplementum, vol. 13

Contextualizing Conques. Imaginaries, Narratives & Geographies

Ivan Foletti, Cynthia Hahn, Kris N. Racaniello, Cécile Voyer, Adrien Palladino (eds)

  • Pages: approx. 220 p.
  • Size:210 x 270 mm
  • Illustrations:80 col.
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2023

  • ISBN: 978-80-280-0425-5
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  • ISBN: 978-80-280-0426-2
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  • Contains contributions in Open Access


Reapproaching Conques from new contexts is the basis of the present volume, a product of the international project “Conques in the Global World. Transferring Knowledge: from Material to Immaterial Heritage” (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange H2020). Although it is an important location of cultural heritage and has been consequential historiographically and in the formation of art history, there has never been a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to this momentous site. Thus, this volume publishes the first results of the interdisciplinary and international project, which were initially presented at a conference and enriched by workshops held in New York City in the summer of 2022. The collected essays open with reflective and historiographic work on Conques in the nineteenth century. These segue into essays reconsidering specific integral elements of extant medieval materials at the site. Finally, the volume concludes with a series of essays devoted to placing Conques in a broader context. The entire volume aims to open to as yet unaddressed questions in scholarship on Conques, with the hope that this work will provide a foundation for future studies.


Ivan Foletti, Cynthia Hahn, Kris N. Racaniello, Cécile Voyer & Adrien Palladino
Contextualizing Conques, an Introduction


Adrien Palladino
Byzance à Conques? An Unrealized Dream of “Neo-Byzantine” Architecture in Nineteenth-Century France

Martin F. Lešák
The “Glorious Traveler”. St Foy’s Triumphal March from Rodez to Conques or the Liturgical Afterlife of Two Medieval Reliquaries

Lei Huang
Memory between Tradition and Modernity. Odolric’s Historicism and Bégon’s Promotion of Image in Romanesque Conques

Kirk Ambrose
The Counterfeit and the Authentic in the Conques Tympanum

Kris N. Racaniello
The “Iron Man”. Imagining Muslims and Vanishing Objects in the Shrine of Sainte Foy at Conques

Sabina Rosenbergová
Digital Heritage Mapping of Medieval Routes: Retracing Pilgrimage to Conques through the Liber Miraculorum Sanctae Fidis

Michele Luigi Vescovi, with Jasmin Richardson & Tomas Shannon
Mapping Monasticism. A Digital Approach to the Network of Conques

Zuzana Frantová
The Throne of Wisdom of Beaulieu. The Silver Embodiment of the Triumphant Church