Christian Cryptography: Functional Typology of the Cryptograms in the Christian Orthodox Art (De Artibus Monographiae, vol. I)
Language: Bulgarian with an extended summary in English


Table of contents

Christian cryptography: Functional typology of cryptograms in Christian Orthodox art



1. Where and when do cryptograms and acrolexa occur?

Personal us objects


Monumental decoration

Manuscript and old-print tradition

Fortification facilities: The walls of Medieval Thessaloniki

The coffin of Saint John of Rila and tomb crosses/stones

On-throne crosses

2. Cryptograms and acronyms typology based on the semantic principle

Functional typology

Apotropaic function

Soteriological function

Eschatological function

Eucharistic function

Invocation function

Euchemic function

Mediator/Mediative function

Therapeutic function

Marking function

3. Cryptograms: Apotropaic iconography?

Cryptogram reading mechanisms

About terminology once more



Християнска криптография. Функционална типология на криптограмите в православното изкуство

Publisher Institute of Art Studies (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Language Bulgarian with an extended summary in English
Pages 214
Illustrations b/w figures
Binding paperback
ISBN 978-954-8594-80-6
Creation date 2019
Size 14 х 21 cm

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