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March 10, 2017
9786155225291
English
310
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The Stranger, the Tears, the Photograph, the Touch

Divine Presence in Spain and Europe since 1500

This book is an expanded, larger-format, and more highly illustrated version of a smaller book released by CEU Press in 2011.

It presents and comments on an extensive set of religious and personal photographs and illustrations that depict people along with divine beings or absent loved ones.

First, Christian examines the periodic appearances of Christ-like strangers in the Spanish countryside through the vision of a woman in La Mancha in 1931. Then he considers the long history of images with liquids on them not only for early modern Spain, but also in the United States, Italy and France in the 1940s and 1950s. The third and most extensive chapter addresses the iconography of illustrated depictions of divine and spirit beings in conjunction with humans and how its conventions were incorporated into commercial postcards and personal photographs, culminating in photo montages of families and their absent soldiers in World War I.

The fourth theme is new to this edition. It compares the electric moments in Spanish communities when people ritually come into physical contact with saints and with animals, or transform themselves into saints or animals for ritual purposes. Over 50 of the color photographs by Spain's preeminent documentary photographer, Cristina García Rodero, are included.

About the Author

William A. Christian Jr. is an anthropologist and historian living in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

Central European University Press

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