Matthew Dal Santo

in Debating the Saints’ Cult in the Age of Gregory the Great

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199646791
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949939 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Byzantium


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The epilogue argues that the ideology of the ‘God-guarded’ nature of the Christian empire of East Rome was captured visually in the sixth-century icon of the Virgin and Child from St Catherine’s Monastery at Mt Sinai.

Keywords: God-guarded; icon; Virgin; Child; Sinai

Chapter.  2134 words. 

Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World

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