Hell on Crete

Lymberopoulou, Angeliki (2020). Hell on Crete. In: Lymberopoulou, Angeliki ed. Hell in the Byzantine World. A History of Art and Religion in Venetian Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean, Volume 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 117–190.

Abstract

The chapter examines in great detail the representation of Hell in churches on Venetian Crete (1211-1669). All the components of the imagery of Hell are presented and analysed highlighting that its iconographic programme reflects religious and socio-economic perceptions of punishable sin.

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