Saints on the move and the choreography of sanctity
in The matter of miracles
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The reliquary saints of the Treasury Chapel were nomadic, at home in several places, never permanently fixed, and often on the move. They made possible its operation at the cutting edge of processes of aggrandizement and influence, through which the Treasury Chapel seemed to be centre stage, and of service and homage, pulling it into the orbit of institutions and forces beyond. This chapter is a mapping of those intersecting forces. A swarming of relics glorified San Gennaro, the Treasury Chapel, and the deputies. The Guglia is a device which records and organizes the city's encounters with San Gennaro to re-order the city accordingly, thereby developing a new choreography and a new sancto-geography. A complex choreography and cartography of sanctity saw the export of St Thomas Aquinas on 7 March to San Domenico Maggiore and St Patricia to Santa Patrizia on 26 August.

The matter of miracles

Neapolitan baroque architecture and sanctity

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