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Title Faces of Charisma Image Text Object in Byzantium and the Medieval West
Author Anonim
Publisher BRILL
Release Date 2018-07-19
Category History
Total Pages 436
ISBN 9789004363809
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Faces of Charisma: Image, Text, Object in Byzantium and the Medieval West, a multi-disciplinary group of scholars advances the theory that charisma may be a quality of art as well as of person.

Title Nordic Elites in Transformation c 1050 1250 Volume III
Author Wojtek Jezierski
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020-10-07
Category History
Total Pages 330
ISBN 9781000200119
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores the practical and symbolic resources of legitimacy which the elites of medieval Scandinavia employed to establish, justify, and reproduce their social and political standing between the end of the Viking Age and the rise of kingdoms in the thirteenth century. Geographically the chapters cover the Scandinavian realms and Free State Iceland. Thematically the authors cover a wide palette of cultural practices and historical sources: hagiography, historiography, spaces and palaces, literature, and international connections, which rulers, magnates or ecclesiastics used to compete for status and to reserve haloing glory for themselves. The volume is divided in three sections. The first looks at the sacral, legal, and acclamatory means through which privilege was conferred onto kings and ruling families. Section Two explores the spaces such as aristocratic halls, palaces, churches in which the social elevation of elites took place. Section Three explores the traditional and novel means of domestic distinction and international cultural capital which different orders of elites – knights, powerful clerics, ruling families etc. – wrought to assure their dominance and set themselves apart vis-à-vis their peers and subjects. A concluding chapter discusses how the use of symbolic capital in the North compared to wider European contexts.

Making Livonia by Anu Mänd

Title Making Livonia
Author Anu Mänd
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020-07-03
Category History
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9781000076936
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The region called Livonia (corresponding to modern Estonia and Latvia) emerged out of the rapid transformation caused by the conquest, Christianisation and colonisation on the north-east shore of the Baltic Sea in the late twelfth and the early thirteenth centuries. These radical changes have received increasing scholarly notice over the last few decades. However, less attention has been devoted to the interplay between the new and the old structures and actors in a longer perspective. This volume aims to study these interplays and explores the history of Livonia by concentrating on various actors and networks from the late twelfth to the seventeenth century. But, on a deeper level, the goal is more ambitious: to investigate the foundation of an increasingly complex and heterogeneous society on the medieval and early modern Baltic frontier – ‘the making of Livonia’.

Title What is Beauty A Multidisciplinary Approach to Aesthetic Experience
Author Martino Rossi Monti
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date 2020-11-11
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781527562004
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Does art need to be beautiful? Can humour be beautiful? What is the relationship between beauty and mimetic behaviour? What does literature have to do with beauty? What are the limitations of neuroscientific approaches to beauty? Are the experience of beauty and the production of “art” confined to anatomically modern humans? Is the experience of beauty confined to humans at all? These are just some of the questions discussed in this volume. It gathers together authors from different areas of research, including philosophy, history of philosophy, history of ideas, cognitive biology, neuroscience, anthropology and paleoanthropology, in order to investigate some of the most debated aspects of the problem of beauty and aesthetic experience. The volume will appeal to both the general reader and the specialist in the humanities, social sciences and the natural sciences.

Eloquent Bodies by Jacqueline E. Jung

Title Eloquent Bodies
Author Jacqueline E. Jung
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2020-07-14
Category Art
Total Pages 340
ISBN 9780300214017
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A radical reassessment of the role of movement, emotion, and the viewing experience in Gothic sculpture Gothic cathedrals in northern Europe dazzle visitors with arrays of sculpted saints, angels, and noble patrons adorning their portals and interiors. In this highly original and erudite volume, Jacqueline E. Jung explores how medieval sculptors used a form of bodily poetics—involving facial expression, gesture, stance, and torsion—to create meanings beyond conventional iconography and to subtly manipulate spatial dynamics, forging connections between the sculptures and beholders. Filled with more than 500 images that capture the suppleness and dynamism of cathedral sculpture, often through multiple angles, Eloquent Bodies demonstrates how viewers confronted and, in turn, were addressed by sculptures at major cathedrals in France and Germany, from Chartres and Reims to Strasbourg, Bamberg, Magdeburg, and Naumburg. Shedding new light on the charismatic and kinetic qualities of Gothic sculpture, this book also illuminates the ways artistic ingenuity and technical skill converged to enliven sacred spaces.

Title Authority of Images images of Authority
Author Karen Louise Fresco
Publisher Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture
Release Date 2016
Category Anthropological linguistics
Total Pages 253
ISBN 158044220X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The exchange culminated in an international conference in Urbana, April 29-May 2, 2002, during which preliminary versions of these essays were presented."

Title The Georgia Review
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014
Category Art
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCR:31210024220475
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Seals Making and Marking Connections Across the Medieval World
Author Brigitte Bedos-Rezak
Publisher ARC Humanities Press
Release Date 2019-01-11
Category Seals (Numismatics)
Total Pages 245
ISBN 1641892560
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This volume explores how the use of seals enabled long-distance communication, commerce, and interconnectivity in the medieval world.

The Sensual Icon by Bissera V

Title The sensual icon
Author Bissera V
Publisher Penn State Press
Release Date 2010-08-12
Category Art
Total Pages 266
ISBN 9780271035840
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Explores the Byzantine aesthetic of fugitive appearances by placing and filming art objects in spaces of changing light, and by uncovering the shifting appearances expressed in poetry, descriptions of art, and liturgical performance"--Provided by publisher.

Title Epigram Art and Devotion in Later Byzantium
Author Ivan Drpić
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2016-07-21
Category Art
Total Pages 514
ISBN 9781107151512
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores the nexus of art, personal piety, and self-representation in the last centuries of Byzantium. Spanning the period from around 1100 to around 1450, it focuses upon the evidence of verse inscriptions, or epigrams, on works of art. Epigrammatic poetry, Professor Drpić argues, constitutes a critical - if largely neglected - source for reconstructing aesthetic and socio-cultural discourses that informed the making, use, and perception of art in the Byzantine world. Bringing together art-historical and literary modes of analysis, the book examines epigrams and other related texts alongside an array of objects, including icons, reliquaries, ecclesiastical textiles, mosaics, and entire church buildings. By attending to such diverse topics as devotional self-fashioning, the aesthetics of adornment, sacred giving, and the erotics of the icon, this study offers a penetrating and highly original account of Byzantine art and its place in Byzantine society and religious life.

Medieval Rome by Chris Wickham

Title Medieval Rome
Author Chris Wickham
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2015
Category History
Total Pages 501
ISBN 9780199684960
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Medieval Rome' analyses the history of the city of Rome between 900 and 1150, a period of major changes in the city. It takes the urban economy, the social history of the different strata of society, the articulation between the city's regions and the cultural identity of Rome as seen in its processions, its material culture, its legal transformations and its sense of the past. These are the underpinnings of a major reinterpretation of the city's political history in the era of the 'reform papacy', one of the greatest crises in Rome's history.

The Darkening Age by Catherine Nixey

Title The Darkening Age
Author Catherine Nixey
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2018-04-17
Category History
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780544800939
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 “Searingly passionate…Nixey writes up a storm. Each sentence is rich, textured, evocative, felt…[A] ballista-bolt of a book.” —New York Times Book Review In Harran, the locals refused to convert. They were dismembered, their limbs hung along the town’s main street. In Alexandria, zealots pulled the elderly philosopher-mathematician Hypatia from her chariot and flayed her to death with shards of broken pottery. Not long before, their fellow Christians had invaded the city’s greatest temple and razed it—smashing its world-famous statues and destroying all that was left of Alexandria’s Great Library. Today, we refer to Christianity’s conquest of the West as a “triumph.” But this victory entailed an orgy of destruction in which Jesus’s followers attacked and suppressed classical culture, helping to pitch Western civilization into a thousand-year-long decline. Just one percent of Latin literature would survive the purge; countless antiquities, artworks, and ancient traditions were lost forever. As Catherine Nixey reveals, evidence of early Christians’ campaign of terror has been hiding in plain sight: in the palimpsests and shattered statues proudly displayed in churches and museums the world over. In The Darkening Age, Nixey resurrects this lost history, offering a wrenching account of the rise of Christianity and its terrible cost.

When Ego Was Imago by Brigitte Bedos-Rezak

Title When Ego Was Imago
Author Brigitte Bedos-Rezak
Publisher BRILL
Release Date 2010-11-26
Category Art
Total Pages 326
ISBN 9789004192256
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The diffusion of personal signs of identity during the twelfth century introduced individuals to mediated forms of communication. The book analyses the conditions for and the implications of their partnering with material signs and images in expressing self and accountability.

Title The Living Icon in Byzantium and Italy
Author Paroma Chatterjee
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2014-03-17
Category Art
Total Pages 268
ISBN 9781107034969
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explores the development and diffusion of the vita image which emerged in Byzantium in the twelfth century and spread to Italy and beyond.

Atlas Of Medieval Europe by David Ditchburn

Title Atlas of Medieval Europe
Author David Ditchburn
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2002-09-11
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781134806928
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Covering the period from the fall of the Roman Empire through to the beginnings of the Renaissance, this is an indispensable volume which brings the complex and colourful history of the Middle Ages to life. Key features: * geographical coverage extends to the broadest definition of Europe from the Atlantic coast to the Russian steppes * each map approaches a separate issue or series of events in Medieval history, whilst a commentary locates it in its broader context * as a body, the maps provide a vivid representation of the development of nations, peoples and social structures. With over 140 maps, expert commentaries and an extensive bibliography, this is the essential reference for those who are striving to understand the fundamental issues of this period.

Reformation 500 by Ray Van Neste

Title Reformation 500
Author Ray Van Neste
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
Release Date 2017-02-15
Category Religion
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781433684999
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In a church rocked by controversies over vernacular Scripture, iconoclasm, and the power of clergy, men and women arose in protest. Today we call this protest movement the Protestant Reformation. At its heart, the Reformation was a great revival of the church centered on the recovery of biblical truth and the gospel of free grace. This movement continues to instruct and inspire believers even into the present day. Reformation 500 celebrates the Reformation and probes the ways it has shaped our world for the better. With essays from an array of disciplines, this book explores the impact of the Reformation across a wide range of human experience. Literature, education, visual art, culture, politics, music, theology, church life, and Baptist history all provide prisms through which the Reformation legacy is viewed. From Augustine to Zwingli, historical figures like Luther, Calvin, Barth, Bonhoeffer, Rembrandt, Bach, Bunyan, and Wycliffe all find their way into this amazing 500-year story. From Anglicans to Baptists, scientists to poets, Reformation 500 weaves these many historical threads into a modern-day tapestry.

Blood Royal by Robert Bartlett

Title Blood Royal
Author Robert Bartlett
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2020-07-31
Category History
Total Pages 636
ISBN 9781108490672
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An engaging history of royal and imperial families and dynastic power, enriched by a body of surprising and memorable source material.

Mystifying The Monarch by Jeroen Deploige

Title Mystifying the Monarch
Author Jeroen Deploige
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
Release Date 2006
Category History
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9789053567678
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The power of monarchs has traditionally been as much symbolic as actual, rooted in popular imagery of sovereignty, divinity, and authority. In Mystifying the Monarch, a distinguished group of contributors explores the changing nature of that imagery—and its political and social effects—in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present day. They demonstrate that, rather than a linear progression where perceptions of rulers moved inexorably from the sacred to the banal, in reality the history of monarchy has been one of constant tension between mystification and demystification.

Beyond Vision by Pavel Florensky

Title Beyond Vision
Author Pavel Florensky
Publisher Reaktion Books
Release Date 2006-08-15
Category Art
Total Pages 316
ISBN 9781861896391
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Beyond Vision is the first English-language collection of essays on art by Pavel Florensky (1882–1937), Russian philosopher, priest, linguist, scientist, mathematician – and art historian. In addition to seven essays by Florensky, the book includes a biographical introduction and an examination of Florensky’s contribution as an art historian by Nicoletta Misler. Beyond Vision reveals Florensky’s fundamental attitudes to the vital questions of construction, composition, chronology, function and destination in the fields of painting, sculpture and design. His reputation as a theologian and philosopher is already established in the English-speaking world, but this first collection in English of his art essays (translated by Wendy Salmond) will be a revelation to those in the field. Pavel Florensky was a true polymath: trained in mathematics and philosophy at Moscow University, he rejected a scholarship in advanced mathematics in order to study theology at the Moscow Theological Academy. He was also an expert linguist, scientist and art historian. A victim of the Soviet government’s animosity towards religion, he was condemned to a Siberian labor camp in 1933 where he continued his work under increasingly difficult circumstances. He was executed in 1937.

Title Mummy Portraits of Roman Egypt
Author Marie Svoboda
Publisher Getty Publications
Release Date 2020-08-25
Category Art
Total Pages 196
ISBN 9781606066539
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This publication presents fascinating new findings on ancient Romano-Egyptian funerary portraits preserved in international collections. Once interred with mummified remains, nearly a thousand funerary portraits from Roman Egypt survive today in museums around the world, bringing viewers face-to-face with people who lived two thousand years ago. Until recently, few of these paintings had undergone in-depth study to determine by whom they were made and how. An international collaboration known as APPEAR (Ancient Panel Paintings: Examination, Analysis, and Research) was launched in 2013 to promote the study of these objects and to gather scientific and historical findings into a shared database. The first phase of the project was marked with a two-day conference at the Getty Villa. Conservators, scientists, and curators presented new research on topics such as provenance and collecting, comparisons of works across institutions, and scientific studies of pigments, binders, and supports. The papers and posters from the conference are collected in this publication, which offers the most up-to-date information available about these fascinating remnants of the ancient world.