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The publication was financially supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Cover illustration: Mt Stroumboulas as seen from the Dominican monastery, Heraklion, Crete. Photo P. Bainchet.

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Names: Dermitzaki, Argyri, author.

Title: Shrines in a fluid space : the shaping of new holy sites in the Ionian Islands, the Peloponnese and Crete under Venetian rule (14th-16th centuries) / by Argyri Dermitzaki.

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2022] | Series: Mediterranean art histories : studies in visual cultures and artistic transfers from late antiquity to the modern period, 2213-3399 ; volume 6 | Revision of the author’s thesis (doctoral)—Université de Fribourg, 2019, under the title: Making of new holy sites in Venetian-ruled Ionian Islands and Crete (14th-16th century) | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2021045934 (print) | LCCN 2021045935 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004499515 (hardback) | ISBN 9789004499546 (ebook)

Classification: LCC BR115.G45 D47 2022 (print) | LCC BR115.G45 ebook) | DDC 263/.042495—dc23/eng/20211027

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ISSN 2213-3399

ISBN 978-90-04-49951-5 (hardback)

ISBN 978-90-04-49954-6 (e-book)

Copyright 2022 by Argyri Dermitzaki. Published by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.

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