The Spiritual Arsenal of the Siege

  title={The Spiritual Arsenal of the Siege},
  author={Mart{\'i}n Hurbanic},
  journal={The Avar Siege of Constantinople in 626},
  • Martín Hurbanic
  • Published 26 July 2019
  • History
  • The Avar Siege of Constantinople in 626
This chapter points out the significance of sacral objects that are connected to the siege of Constantinople in 626. There is an initial stress on the importance of the procession of the patriarch Sergios with an image of Christ not made by human hands at the dawn of the Avar attack. This is followed by a consecutive discussion of the testimonies of later authors, where the “arsenal” of sacral objects grew ever larger. Towards the end of the chapter, there is a focus on the use of images during… 



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