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              Books by Jas Elsner

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              Saints: Faith without Borders

              Saints: Faith without Borders (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Meltzer, Francoise; Elsner, Jas; Contributions by Blanchard, Marc; Boyarin, Daniel; Coleman, Simon

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              While the modern world has largely dismissed the figure of the saint as a throwback, we remain fascinated by excess, marginality, transgression, and porous subjectivity - categories that define the saint. This collection examines how modernity returns to the lure of saintly grace..., energy, and charisma.
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              ISBN 9780226519920
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2011
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series A Critical Inquiry Book
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              Songs of Spiritual Experience: Tibetan Buddhist Poems of Insight and Awakening

              Songs of Spiritual Experience: Tibetan Buddhist Poems of Insight and Awakening (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Translated by Jinpa, Thupten; Elsner, Jas; Foreword by the Dalai Lama, H. H.

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              The first major anthology of Tibetan spiritual poetry available in the West, Songs of Spiritual Experience offers original translations of fifty-two poems from all the traditions and schools of Tibetan Buddhism, spanning the eleventh to the twentieth centuries. These poems commun...icate spiritual insight with grace and precision, addressing the themes of impermanence, solitude, guru devotion, emptiness, mystic consciousness, and the path of awakening. Also included here is a thorough introduction exploring the characteristics of Tibetan verse and its role in Buddhism and a glossary containing notes on the poems.
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              ISBN 9781570629112
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2014
              Publisher Shambhala Publications Inc
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              Pausanias: Travel and Memory in Roman Greece
               

              Pausanias: Travel and Memory in Roman Greece (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Pausanias; Edited by Alcock, Susan E.; Cherry, John F.; Elsner, Jas

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              While fragments from the second century AD abound, Pausanias' Periegesis ('description') of Greece is the only fully preserved text of travel writing to have survived. This collection uses Pausanias as a multifaceted lens yielding indispensable information about the cultural worl...d of Roman Greece.
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              ISBN 9780195171327
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2003
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Art of the Roman Empire: AD 100-450

              The Art of the Roman Empire: AD 100-450 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Elsner, Jas

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              A beautifully illustrated, new edition of the best single-volume guide to Roman and early Christian art. Provides an introduction to the great diversity of artistic styles during the period, and their context.

              ISBN 9780198768630
              Released NZ 24 May 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Oxford History of Art
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              Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain, 1790-1850
               

              Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain, 1790-1850 (Hardback, New edition)

              By Barush, Kathryn; Series edited by Coleman, Professor Simon; Eade, John; Dyas, Dr. Dee; Elsner, Jas

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              The practice of walking to a sacred space for personal and spiritual transformation has long held a place in the British imagination. This book examines the intersections of the concept of pilgrimage and the visual imagination in Britain from the years 1790 to 1850.

              ISBN 9781472466624
              Released NZ 16 Jun 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism
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              Comparativism in Art History
               

              Comparativism in Art History (Hardback)

              Edited by Elsner, Jas

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              Featuring some of the major voices in the world of art history, this volume explores the methodological aspects of comparison in the historiography of the discipline. The essays assess the strengths and weaknesses of the comparative practice in the history of art, and consider th...e larger issue of the place of the comparative in how art history may develop in the future.
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              ISBN 9781472418845
              Released NZ 8 Feb 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Studies in Art Historiography
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              The Poetics of Late Latin Literature
               

              The Poetics of Late Latin Literature (Hardback)

              Edited by Elsner, Jas; Hernandez Lobato, Jesus

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              For a host of reasons, traditionalist scholarship has failed to give a full and positive account of the formal, aesthetic and religious transformations of ancient poetics in Late Antiquity. This collection of new essays attempts to capture the vibrancy of the living ancient tradi...tion reinventing itself in a new context in the hands of a series of great Latin writers of the fourth and fifth centuries AD.
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              ISBN 9780199355631
              Released NZ 26 Jan 2017
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity
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              Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices: Explorations Through Java
               

              Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices: Explorations Through Java (Hardback, New edition)

              By Laksana, Albertus Bagus; Coleman, Professor Simon; Series edited by Eade, Professor John; Dyas, Dr. Dee; Elsner, Jas

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              Employing a comparative theological and phenomenological analysis, this book reveals the deeper religio-cultural and theological import of pilgrimage practice in the identity formation and interaction among Muslims and Catholics in south central Java. In a wider context.

              ISBN 9781409463962
              Released NZ 5 Jun 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism
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              Landscape and Space: Comparative Perspectives from Chinese, Mesoamerican, Ancient Greek, and Roman Art

              Landscape and Space: Comparative Perspectives from Chinese, Mesoamerican, Ancient Greek, and Roman Art (Hardback)

              Edited by Elsner, Jas

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              Through comparative case studies from ancient China, ancient Greece, Mesoamerican Maya art, and across Eurasia via Pompeii, this book emphasises the significance of models of landscape in ancient art. Notably, it explores questions of space, both actual and conceptual, including ...how space is configured through form and representation.
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              ISBN 9780192845955
              Released NZ 17 Feb 2022
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Visual Conversations in Art and Archaeology Series
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              Seeing the Face, Seeing the Soul: Polemon's Physiognomy from Classical Antiquity to Medieval Islam
               

              Seeing the Face, Seeing the Soul: Polemon's Physiognomy from Classical Antiquity to Medieval Islam (Hardback, New title)

              Edited by Swain, Simon; By Boys-Stones, George; Elsner, Jas; Ghersetti, Antonella; Hoyland, Robert

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              Presents translations of the Greek, Latin, and Arabic versions of Polemon of Laodicea's Physiognomy that explains how to detect someone's character from their appearance. This book also offers a series of studies on the origins, function, and legacy of this work.

              ISBN 9780199291533
              Released NZ 7 Jan 2007
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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