Nicolotti's book reads both as a longue durée history of the Mandylion, and as a refutation of the claim often advocated by sindonologists (those who study funerary shrouds) that there can be any identification between the Mandylion from Edessa and the Shroud of Turin. Nicolotti compiles an impressively wide range of original sources in Latin, Greek, Arabic, Armenian and Syriac, tracing textual and visual evidence from Late Antiquity throughout the Middle Ages and beyond.
Andrea Nicolotti. From the Mandylion of Edessa to the Shroud of Turin: The Metamorphosis and Manipulation of a Legend. Art and Material Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 1. Leiden: Brill, 2014.
From The Medieval Review (TMR). Review by Anna Russakoff, American University of Paris