Michele Bacci - Selected Publications

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Il pennello dell’evangelista. Storia delle immagini sacre attribuite a san Luca, Gisem-Ets, Pisa: Gisem-ETS, 1998 (‘Piccola Biblioteca Gisem’ 14)

«Pro remedio animae». Immagini sacre e pratiche devozionali in Italia centrale (secoli XIII e XIV), Pisa: Gisem-ETS, 2000 (‘Piccola Biblioteca Gisem’ 15)

Investimenti per l’aldilà. Arte e raccomandazione dell’anima nel Medioevo, Bari-Roma: Laterza, 2003

Lo spazio dell’anima. Vita di una chiesa medievale, Bari-Roma: Laterza, 2005

San Nicola. Il Grande Taumaturgo, Bari-Roma: Laterza, 2009

The Many Faces of Christ. Portraying the Holy in the East and the West from 300 to 1300, London: Reaktion Books, 2014

The Mystic Cave. A History of the Nativity Church in Bethlehem, Brno-Rome: Masaryk University Press and Viella, 2017

Βένετο-Βυζαντινές Αλληλεπιδράσεις στη ζωγραφική εικόνων (1280-1450), Athens: Academy of Athens, 2021

Books edited

San Nicola. Splendori d’arte d’Oriente e d’Occidente, exhibition catalogue (Bari, Castello Svevo, 7 December 2006-6 May 2007), Milano: Skira, 2006.

L’artista a Bisanzio e nel mondo cristiano-orientale, Pisa: Edizioni della Normale, 2007.

Iconografia evangelica a Siena dalle origini al Concilio di Trento, Rome-Siena: Viviani editore/MPS, 2009.

(with Martin Rohde), The Holy Portolano/ Le portulan sacré. The Sacred Geography of Navigation in the Middle Ages. Fribourg Colloquium 2013, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014 (‘Scrinium Friburgense’ 36).

(with Thomas Kaffenberger and Manuela Studer), Cultural Interactions in Medieval Georgia, Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2018 (‘Scrinium Friburgense’ 41).

(with David Ganz and Rahel Meier), Journeys of the Soul. Multiple Topographies in the Camposanto of Pisa, Pisa: Edizioni della Normale, 2020.

(with Caterina Bay), Giunta Pisano e la tecnica pittorica del Duecento, Florence: Edifir, 2021.

Emérico Vicente Juhász, Pinturas y grafitos. Basílica de la Natividad en Belén, ed. Michele Bacci, Milan: Edizioni Terra Santa, 2021.

(with Manuela Studer-Karlen), Meanings and Functions of the Royal Portrait in the Mediterranean World (11th-15th Centuries), Leiden: Brill, 2022 (https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004511583)

Recent articles

‘Side Altars and “Pro Anima” Chapels in the Medieval Mediterranean: Evidence from Cyprus’, in J.E.A. Kroesen and V.M. Schmidt (eds.), The Altar and Its Environment 1150-1400, Turnhout: Brepols, 2009, pp. 11-30

‘Toscane, Byzance et Levant: pour une histoire dynamique des rapports artistiques méditerranéens aux XIIe et XIIIe siècles’, in J.-P. Caillet and F. Joubert (eds.), Orient et Occident méditerranéens au XIIIe siècle. Les programmes picturaux, Paris: Picard 2012, pp. 235-256

‘Remarks on the Visual Experience of Holy Sites in the Middle Ages’, in D. Ganz and S. Neuner (ed.), Mobile Eyes. Peripatetisches Sehen in den Bildkulturen der Vormoderne, München: Wilhelm Fink, 2013, pp. 175-197

‘Veneto-Byzantine “Hybrids”: Towards a Reassessment’, Studies in Iconography 35 (2014), pp. 73-106

‘Old Restorations and New Discoveries in the Nativity Church, Bethlehem’, Convivium 2/2 (2015), 36-59

‘Gothic-Framed Byzantine Icons: Italianate Ornament in the Levant during the Late Middle Ages’, in Gülru Necipoğlu and Alina Payne (eds.), Histories of Ornament, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016, pp. 106-115

‘Italian Ex-Votos and ‘Pro Anima’ Images in the Late Middle Ages’, in Ittai Weinryb (ed.), Ex-Voto: Votive Giving Across Cultures, New York: Bard Graduate Center, 2016, p. 76-105.

‘The Mise-en-Scène of the Holy in the Lateran Church in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries’, in Gerardo Boto Varela and Justin E. A. Kroesen (eds.), Romanesque Cathedrals in Mediterranean Europe. Architecture, Ritual and Urban Context, Turnhout: Brepols, 2016, p. 187-203.

‘Echoes of Golgotha. On the Iconization of Monumental Crosses in Medieval Svanet’i', Convivium 3/2 (2016), p. 206-225.

‘The Pisan Relic in Saint Peter of Vyšehrad and the Medieval Disputes about the Earliest Consecrated Altar’, Umění 44 (2016), p. 214-227.

‘Our Lady of Mercy along the Sea Routes of the Late Medieval Mediterranean’, in Maria Vassilaki (ed.), Μελέτες για τον ζωγράφο Άγγελο, την εποχή του και την κρητική ζωγραφική/Studies on the Painter Angelos, His Age and Cretan Painting, Athens: Benaki Museum, 2017 = Μουσείο Μπενάκη 13-14 (2013-2014).

‘Materiality and Liminality: Nonmimetic Evocations of Jerusalem along the Venetian Sea Routes to the Holy Land’, in Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner and Bianca Kühnel (eds.), Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500, London-New York: Routledge, 2017, p. 127-154.

‘Westeuropäische Wahrnehmungsformen von byzantinischen Ikonen und deren Inkarnatwiedergabe’, in Yvonne Schmuhl and Esther P. Wipfler (eds.), Inkarnat und Signifikanz. Das menschliche Abbild in der Tafelmalerei von 200 bis 1250 im Mittelmeerraum, Munich: Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, 2017, p. 329-340

‘Giotto’s Quadrilobes : Transmigrations of Italianate Ornaments in the Eastern Mediterranean’, in Angeliki Lymberopoulou (ed.), Cross-Cultural Interaction between Byzantium and the West, 1204-1669, London and New York: Routledge, 2018, p. 132-151

‘Devotional Panels as Sites of Intercultural Exchange’, in Maya Corry, Marco Faini and Alessia Meneghin (eds.), Domestic Devotions in Early Modern Italy, Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2018, p. 272-292

‘Site-Worship and the Iconopoietic Power of Kinetic Devotions’, Convivium 6/1 (2019), p. 20-47 ‘The Art of Lusignan Cyprus and the Christian East: Some Thoughts on Historiography and Methodology’, in Michalis Olympios and Maria Parani (eds.), The Art and Archaeology of Lusignan and Venetian Cyprus (1192-1571). Recent Research and New Discoveries, Turnhout: Brepols, 2019, pp. 21-42.

‘Icons of Narratives: Greek-Venetian Artistic Interchange, Thirteenth-Fifteenth Centuries’, in Natasha Constantinidou and Han Lamers (eds.), Receptions of Hellenism in Early Modern Europe, 15th-16th Centuries, Leiden-Boston:Brill, 2020, p. 173-188

‘On the Prehistory of Cretan Icon Painting’, Frankokratia 1 (2020), pp. 108-164.

‘Greek Madonnas and Venetian Fashion’, Convivium 7 (2020), pp. 152-177.

‘The Pisan Camposanto and the Staging of Sanctity: An Introductory Essay’, in Michele Bacci, David Ganz, and Rahel Meier (eds.), Journeys of the Soul. Multiple Topographies in the Camposanto of Pisa, Pisa: Edizioni della Normale, 2020, p. 7-39.

‘Sacred Spaces versus Holy Sites: On the Limits and Advantages of a Hierotopic Approach’, in Jelena Bogdanović (ed.), Icons of Space. Advances in Hierotopy, Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2021, pp. 15-29.

‘Mediterranean Entanglements as Reflected in 15th Century Ethiopian Images of the Virgin Mary’, Rassegna di studi etiopici, ser. III, 6 (2022), pp. 13-96.

‘Liquid Holy Sites’, Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics 75/76 (2021), pp. 101-113.

‘Beards and the Construction of Facial Appearance in the Middle Ages’, in Oleg Voskoboynikov (ed.), L’éloquence du visage entre Orient et Occident, Florence: Sismel, 2022 (Micrologus Library, 110), pp. 115-131.

‘Jerusalem’s Loca Sancta and Their Perishable Frames’, in Beate Fricke and Aden Kumler (eds.), Destroyed-Disappeared-Lost-Never Were, University Park, PA: Pennsylvania University Press, 2022, pp. 22-37.

‘Coastal Sailing, Landscape Inspection, and the Making of Holy Sites along the Eastern Mediterranean Sea-Routes’, Mediterranean Historical Review 37 (2022), pp. 151-178.

‘An Unknown Frankish Icon of the Mother of God’, in Jenny P. Albani and Ioanna Christoforaki (eds.), Πάντα ῥεῖ. Change in Thirteenth-Century Byzantine Architecture, Art, and Material Culture, Turnhout: Brepols, 2022, pp. 147-170.

‘Along the Art-Historical Margins of the Medieval Mediterranean’, in Pamela A. Patton and Maria Alessia Rossi (eds.), Out of Bounds. Exploring the Limits of Medieval Art, University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2023, pp. 79-132.

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