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Podcast Episode 13: St. Foy Reliquary

Welcome back to Accessible Art History: The Podcast! For the 13th episode, we are traveling to the south of France to learn all about the Reliquary of St. Foy. This holy object is an amazing piece because it can tell us so much about early medieval Christianity. To listen to the full episode, click here or download it onto your favorite platform.



Reliquary of St. Foy

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Close up of the reliquary

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Abbey Church of St. Foy

Conques, France

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Pilgrimage Routes of Western Europe

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Sources


Gardner's Art through the Ages, 12th Edition by Fred. S Kleiner


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Faith


https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/early-europe-and-colonial-americas/medieval-europe-islamic-world/a/church-and-reliquary-of-saintefoy-france


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbey_Church_of_Sainte-Foy


https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=5902


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_in_the_Middle_Ages#:~:text=Christianity%20in%20the%20Middle%20Ages%20covers%20the%20history%20of%20Christianity,in%20the%20History%20of%20Europe.&text=In%20addition%2C%20all%20five%20cities%20were%20early%20centres%20of%20Christianity.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_pilgrimage


https://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/speeches/2010/november/documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_20101106_cattedrale-compostela.html


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camino_de_Santiago


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relic#:~:text=In%20religion%2C%20a%20relic%20usually,veneration%20as%20a%20tangible%20memorial.&text=A%20reliquary%20is%20a%20shrine%20that%20houses%20one%20or%20more%20religious%20relics.











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