Maria Evangelatou

Maria Evangelatou is Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She holds degrees in Archaeology, Museology, Conservation of work of art and Art History and earned her MA and Ph.D. in Byzantine art at the Courtauld Institute, University of London. She has been fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (Harvard), the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto), Princeton University, and Dumbarton Oaks (Washington DC). She has published extensively on Byzantine visual culture and especially on the relationship of word and image, theology and gender construction in illuminated manuscripts.

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A Contextual Reading of Ethiopian Crosses through Form and Ritual

Kaleidoscopes of Meaning
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0578-2
An exploration of the ways in which crosses reflect and shape ideas and practices in Ethiopian culture: from religious values and rituals to magic and apocalyptic beliefs, and from individual identities to socio-political structures and power relations.