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Spirit of Place

The Roadside Shrines of Poland

"The real triumph of this book is its ability to transcend the mere aesthetics of the art to what truly describes the spirit of these places. The author skillfully interweaves the history of Poland and its influences from the countries of Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy among others. She describes the significance of the Sorrowing Christ, or Our Lady of Częstochowa, and all the other religious images that reside within these capellas, or “kapliczkas.” She speaks to the impetus that drove the Poles to so zealously revere and rebuild these shrines over the centuries. She cross-stitches in the legends and lore of the Polish people from various regions of the country. Even the foods associated with the festivals celebrated around these country shrines are discussed. No detail is left untouched, right down to the materials of the shrines and the selection of the colors that decorate them."

--David Trawinski, POLISH AMERICAN JOURNAL

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Detaljer

Forlag
Hippocrene Books Inc.,U.S.
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
200
ISBN
9780781814348
Utgivelsesår
2023
Format
22 x 14 cm

Om forfatteren

Sophie Hodorowicz Knab is a noted Polish-American lecturer and author whose books
include Polish Herbs, Flowers & Folk Medicine, Polish Customs,
Traditions & Folklore, Polish Country Kitchen Cookbook, and Wearing
the Letter P: Polish Women as Forced Laborers in Nazi Germany, all
published by Hippocrene Books. She is a contributor to the Polish American
Journal and resides in Grand Island, New York.

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"The real triumph of this book is its ability to transcend the mere aesthetics of the art to what truly describes the spirit of these places. The author skillfully interweaves the history of Poland and its influences from the countries of Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy among others. She describes the significance of the Sorrowing Christ, or Our Lady of Częstochowa, and all the other religious images that reside within these capellas, or “kapliczkas.” She speaks to the impetus that drove the Poles to so zealously revere and rebuild these shrines over the centuries. She cross-stitches in the legends and lore of the Polish people from various regions of the country. Even the foods associated with the festivals celebrated around these country shrines are discussed. No detail is left untouched, right down to the materials of the shrines and the selection of the colors that decorate them."

--David Trawinski, POLISH AMERICAN JOURNAL

"With sensitivity to Poland’s ancient past and reverence to the Christian era, this touching account of religious art is written like a love letter to the author’s beloved Poland. For anyone interested in Polish history, Christian culture, and ancient beliefs, Spirit of Place is a must read."--Catherine A. Hamilton, author of Victoria's War

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