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Title Patrons and Narratives of the Parler School
Author Assaf Pinkus
Publisher Art Stock Books Limited
Release Date 2009
Category Art
Total Pages 251
ISBN UOM:39015080712311
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Marian portals in Augsburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Thann and Ulm - products of the Parler workshops - are among the most spectacular and innovative gothic enterprises of the fourteenth century. Teeming with hundreds of sculptured figures set in an elaborate narrative, they share a similar story: the life of the Virgin Mary and stories of the creation. Through a close examination of these visual narratives as a late medieval communication art and through exploration of their visual stories, Assaf Pinkus, professor at the University of Tel Aviv, provides context to understand and appreciate their function within their cultural milieu.

Pictorial Languages And Their Meanings by Christine Verzár Bornstein

Title Pictorial Languages and Their Meanings
Author Christine Verzár Bornstein
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category Art
Total Pages 490
ISBN STANFORD:36105128324535
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Death in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times
Author Albrecht Classen
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date 2016-04-11
Category Social Science
Total Pages 551
ISBN 9783110436976
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Death is not only the final moment of life, it also casts a huge shadow on human society at large. People throughout time have had to cope with death as an existential experience, and this also, of course, in the premodern world. The contributors to the present volume examine the material and spiritual conditions of the culture of death, studying specific buildings and spaces, literary works and art objects, theatrical performances, and medical tracts from the early Middle Ages to the late eighteenth century. Death has always evoked fear, terror, and awe, it has puzzled and troubled people, forcing theologians and philosophers to respond and provide answers for questions that seem to evade real explanations. The more we learn about the culture of death, the more we can comprehend the culture of life. As this volume demonstrates, the approaches to death varied widely, also in the Middle Ages and the early modern age. This volume hence adds a significant number of new facets to the critical examination of this ever-present phenomenon of death, exploring poetic responses to the Black Death, types of execution of a female murderess, death as the springboard for major political changes, and death reflected in morality plays and art.

Visual Aggression by Assaf Pinkus

Title Visual Aggression
Author Assaf Pinkus
Publisher Penn State Press
Release Date 2021-02-04
Category Art
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9780271087672
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why does a society seek out images of violence? What can the consumption of violent imagery teach us about the history of violence and the ways in which it has been represented and understood? Assaf Pinkus considers these questions within the context of what he calls galleries of violence, the torment imagery that flourished in German-speaking regions during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Exploring these images and the visceral bodily responses that they produced in their viewers, Pinkus argues that the new visual discourse on violence was a watershed in premodern conceptualizations of selfhood. Images of martyrdom in late medieval Germany reveal a strikingly brutal parade of passion: severed heads, split skulls, mutilated organs, extracted fingernails and teeth, and myriad other torments. Stripped from their devotional context and presented simply as brutal acts, these portrayals assailed viewers’ bodies and minds so violently that they amounted to what Pinkus describes as “visual aggressions.” Addressing contemporary discourses on violence and cruelty, the aesthetics of violence, and the eroticism of the tortured body, Pinkus ties these galleries of violence to larger cultural concerns about the ethics of violence and bodily integrity in the conceptualization of early modern personhood. Innovative and convincing, this study heralds a fundamental shift in the scholarly conversation about premodern violence, moving from a focus on the imitatio Christi and the liturgy of punishment to the notion of violence as a moral problem in an ethical system. Scholars of medieval and early modern art, history, and literature will welcome and engage with Pinkus’s research for years to come.

Title Sculpting Simulacra in Medieval Germany 1250 1380
Author Assaf Pinkus
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-07-05
Category Art
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9781351549721
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Engaging with the imaginative, nonreligious response to Gothic sculpture in German-speaking lands and tracing high and late medieval notions of the ?living statue? and the simulacrum in religious, lay, and travel literature, this study explores the subjective and intuitive potential inherent in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century sculpture. It addresses a range of works, from the oeuvre of the so-called Naumburg Master through Freiburg-im-Breisgau to the imperial art of Vienna and Prague. As living simulacra, the sculptures offer themselves to the imaginative horizons of their viewers as factual presences that substitute for the real. In perceiving Gothic sculpture as a conscious alternative to the sacred imago, the book offers a new understanding of the function, production, and use of three-dimensional images in late medieval Germany. By blurring the boundaries between viewers and works of art, between the imaginary and the real, the sculptures invite the speculations of their viewers and in this way produce an unstable meaning, perpetually mutable and alive. The book constitutes the first art-historical attempt to theorize the idiosyncratic character of German Gothic sculpture - much of which has never been fully documented - and provides the first English-language survey of the historiography of these works.

Title International Review of Biblical Studies Volume 55 2008 2009
Author Bernhard Lang
Publisher BRILL
Release Date 2010-03-08
Category Religion
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9789004181502
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Formerly known by its subtitle “Internationale Zeitschriftenschau für Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete”, the International Review of Biblical Studies has served the scholarly community ever since its inception in the early 1950’s. Each annual volume includes approximately 2,000 abstracts and summaries of articles and books that deal with the Bible and related literature, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, Non-canonical gospels, and ancient Near Eastern writings. The abstracts – which may be in English, German, or French - are arranged thematically under headings such as e.g. “Genesis”, “Matthew”, “Greek language”, “text and textual criticism”, “exegetical methods and approaches”, “biblical theology”, “social and religious institutions”, “biblical personalities”, “history of Israel and early Judaism”, and so on. The articles and books that are abstracted and reviewed are collected annually by an international team of collaborators from over 300 of the most important periodicals and book series in the fields covered.

African Art And Agency In The Workshop by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir

Title African Art and Agency in the Workshop
Author Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 2013-04-01
Category Art
Total Pages 424
ISBN 9780253007582
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The role of the workshop in the creation of African art is the subject of this revelatory book. In the group setting of the workshop, innovation and imitation collide, artists share ideas and techniques, and creative expression flourishes. African Art and Agency in the Workshop examines the variety of workshops, from those which are politically driven or tourist oriented, to those based on historical patronage or allied to current artistic trends. Fifteen lively essays explore the impact of the workshop on the production of artists such as Zimbabwean stone sculptors, master potters from Cameroon, wood carvers from Nigeria, and others from across the continent.

A Companion To Medieval Art by Conrad Rudolph

Title A Companion to Medieval Art
Author Conrad Rudolph
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Release Date 2019-05-07
Category Art
Total Pages 1040
ISBN 9781119077725
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fully updated and comprehensive companion to Romanesque and Gothic art history This definitive reference brings together cutting-edge scholarship devoted to the Romanesque and Gothic traditions in Northern Europe and provides a clear analytical survey of what is happening in this major area of Western art history. The volume comprises original theoretical, historical, and historiographic essays written by renowned and emergent scholars who discuss the vibrancy of medieval art from both thematic and sub-disciplinary perspectives. Part of the Blackwell Companions to Art History, A Companion to Medieval Art, Second Edition features an international and ambitious range of contributions covering reception, formalism, Gregory the Great, pilgrimage art, gender, patronage, marginalized images, the concept of spolia, manuscript illumination, stained glass, Cistercian architecture, art of the crusader states, and more. Newly revised edition of a highly successful companion, including 11 new articles Comprehensive coverage ranging from vision, materiality, and the artist through to architecture, sculpture, and painting Contains full-color illustrations throughout, plus notes on the book’s many distinguished contributors A Companion to Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europe, Second Edition is an exciting and varied study that provides essential reading for students and teachers of Medieval art.

The Gothic Screen by Jacqueline E. Jung

Title The Gothic Screen
Author Jacqueline E. Jung
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2012-12-28
Category Art
Total Pages 282
ISBN 9781107022959
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reveals how Gothic choir screens, through their architecture and sculpture, were vital vehicles of communication and shapers of community within the Christian church.

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.

Visual Aggression by Assaf Pinkus

Title Visual Aggression
Author Assaf Pinkus
Publisher Penn State University Press
Release Date 2020-12-18
Category
Total Pages 216
ISBN 0271083794
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why does a society seek out images of violence? What can the consumption of violent imagery teach us about the history of violence and the ways it has been represented and understood? This book addresses these questions within the context of the so-called "galleries of violence," the series of torment imagery that flourished in the German-speaking regions during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Exploring the visual aggression of these images and the visceral bodily imagination that they engendered in their viewers, Assaf Pinkus argues that the new visual discourse on violence was a watershed in premodern conceptualizations of selfhood. Images of martyrdom in late medieval Germany reveal a strikingly brutal parade of passion: severed heads, split skulls, mutilated organs, extracted fingernails and teeth, and myriad other torments. Stripped from their devotional context and presented simply as brutal acts, these portrayals assailed the body and mind of the viewers so violently that they amounted to what Pinkus describes as "visual aggressions." Addressing contemporary discourses on violence and cruelty, the aesthetics of violence, and the eroticism of the tortured body, Pinkus ties these galleries of violence to larger cultural concerns about the ethics of violence and bodily integrity in the conceptualization of early modern personhood. Innovative and convincing, this study heralds a fundamental shift in the scholarly conversation about premodern violence, from a focus on the imitatio Christi and the liturgy of punishment to the notion of violence as a moral problem in an ethical system. Scholars of medieval and early modern art, history, and literature will welcome and engage with Pinkus's research for years to come.

Title The Vienna School of Art History
Author Matthew Rampley
Publisher Penn State Press
Release Date 2013-11-11
Category Art
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9780271063379
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Matthew Rampley’s The Vienna School of Art History is the first book in over seventy-five years to study in depth and in context the practices of art history from 1847, the year the first teaching position in the discipline was created, to 1918, the collapse of Austria-Hungary. It traces the emergence of art history as a discipline, the establishment of norms of scholarly inquiry, and the involvement of art historians in wider debates about the cultural and political identity of the monarchy. The so-called Vienna School plays the central role in the study, but Rampley also examines the formation of art history elsewhere in Austria-Hungary. Located in the Habsburg imperial capital, Vienna art historians frequently became entangled in debates that were of importance to art historians elsewhere in the Empire, and Rampley pays particular attention to these areas of overlapping interest. He also analyzes the methodological innovations for which the Vienna School was well known. Rampley focuses most fully, however, on the larger political and ideological context of the practice of art history—particularly the way in which art-historical debates served as proxies for wider arguments over the political, social, and cultural life of the Habsburg Empire.

The University Of Texas Archives by University of Texas. Library. Archives Collection

Title The University of Texas Archives
Author University of Texas. Library. Archives Collection
Publisher Austin : University of Texas Press
Release Date 1967
Category Manuscripts
Total Pages 594
ISBN UOM:39015040793534
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The University of Texas Archives; a guide to the historical manuscripts collections in the University of Texas library. Compiled and edited by Chester V. Kielman. Preface by Dora Dieterich Bonham.

The Literary Qur An by Hoda El Shakry

Title The Literary Qur an
Author Hoda El Shakry
Publisher Fordham University Press
Release Date 2019-12-03
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780823286379
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The novel, the literary adage has it, reflects a world abandoned by God. Yet the possibilities of novelistic form and literary exegesis exceed the secularizing tendencies of contemporary literary criticism. Showing how the Qurʾan itself invites and enacts critical reading, Hoda El Shakry’s Qurʾanic model of narratology enriches our understanding of literary sensibilities and practices in the Maghreb across Arabophone and Francophone traditions. The Literary Qurʾan mobilizes the Qurʾan’s formal, narrative, and rhetorical qualities, alongside embodied and hermeneutical forms of Qurʾanic pedagogy, to theorize modern Maghrebi literature. Challenging the canonization of secular modes of reading that occlude religious epistemes, practices, and intertexts, it attends to literature as a site where the process of entextualization obscures ethical imperatives. Engaging with the Arab-Islamic tradition of adab—a concept demarcating the genre of belles lettres, as well as social and moral comportment—El Shakry demonstrates how the critical pursuit of knowledge is inseparable from the spiritual cultivation of the self. Foregrounding form and praxis alike, The Literary Qurʾan stages a series of pairings that invite paratactic readings across texts, languages, and literary canons. The book places twentieth-century novels by canonical Francophone writers (Abdelwahab Meddeb, Assia Djebar, Driss Chraïbi) into conversation with lesser-known Arabophone ones (Maḥmūd al-Masʿadī, al-Ṭāhir Waṭṭār, Muḥammad Barrāda). Theorizing the Qurʾan as a literary object, process, and model, this interdisciplinary study blends literary and theological methodologies, conceptual vocabularies, and reading practices.

Routledge Revivals by John M Jeep

Title Routledge Revivals
Author John M Jeep
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date 2017-07-05
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781351665407
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First published in 2001, Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive guide to the German and Dutch-speaking world in the Middle Ages, from approximately C.E. 500 to 1500. It offers detailed accounts of a wide variety of aspects of medieval Germany, including language, literature, architecture, politics, warfare, medicine, philosophy and religion. In addition, this reference work includes bibliographies and citations to aid further study. This A-Z encyclopedia, featuring over 500 entries written by expert contributors, will be of key interest to students and scholars, as well as general readers.

Controlling Readers by Deborah L. McGrady

Title Controlling Readers
Author Deborah L. McGrady
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 2012-12-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 310
ISBN 9781442615540
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377) was the master poet of fourteenth-century France. He established models for much of the vernacular poetry written by subsequent generations, and he was instrumental in institutionalizing the lay reader. In particular, his longest and most important work, the Voir dit, calls attention to the coexistence of public and private reading practices through its intensely hybrid form: sixty-three poems and ten songs invite an oral performance, while forty-six private prose letters as well as elaborate illustration and references to it's own materiality promote a physical encounter with the book. In Controlling Readers, Deborah McGrady uses Machaut's corpus as a case study to explore the impact of lay literacy on the culture of late-medieval Europe. Arguing that Machaut and his bookmakers were responding to contemporary debates surrounding literacy, McGrady first accounts for the formal invention of the lay reader in medieval art and literature, then analyses Machaut and his bookmakers' innovative use of both narrative and bibliographical devices to try to control the responses of his readers and promote intimate and sensual reading practices in place of the more common public performances of court culture. McGrady's erudite and exhaustive study is key to understanding Machaut, his works, and his influence on the history of reading in the fourteenth-century and beyond.

Title Cultural Encounters Cross disciplinary studies from the Late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment
Author Désirée Cappa
Publisher Vernon Press
Release Date 2019-01-15
Category History
Total Pages 182
ISBN 9781622735372
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection of essays contributes to the growing field of ‘encounter studies’ within the domain of cultural history. The strength of this work is the multi- and interdisciplinary approach, with papers on a broad range of historical times, places, and subjects. While each essay makes a valuable and original contribution to its relevant field(s), the collection as a whole is an attempt to probe more general questions and issues concerning the productive outcomes of cultural encounters throughout the Late Medieval and Early Modern periods. The collection is divided into three sections organised thematically and chronologically. The first, ‘Encounters with the Past,’ focuses on the reception of classical antiquity in medieval images and texts from France, Italy and the British Isles. The second, ‘Encounters with Religion,’ presents a selection of instances in which political, philosophical and natural philosophical issues arise within inter-religious contexts. The final section, ‘Encounters with Humanity,’ contains essays on early science fiction, political symbolism, and Elizabethan drama theory, all of which deal with the conception and expression of humanity, on both the individual and societal level. This volume’s wide range of topics and methodological approaches makes it an important point of reference for researchers and practitioners within the humanities who have an interest in the (cross-)cultural history of the medieval and Renaissance periods.

Title Czech and Slovak Republics
Author Rob Humphreys
Publisher Rough Guides
Release Date 2002
Category Travel
Total Pages 632
ISBN 1858289041
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Catch up on the latest from the Czech and Slovak Republics: punchy reviews of the best restaurants, pubs, and accommodations in every town; insider's accounts of Prague and Bratislava; and tips on everything from clubs to opera productions. New background articles on the Romanies, racism, and the Slovak/Romanian problem keep you in touch with the countries as they truly are today.

Medieval Germany by John M. Jeep

Title Medieval Germany
Author John M. Jeep
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2001-01-01
Category History
Total Pages 928
ISBN 9780824076443
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An encyclopedia covering the political, social, intellectual, religious and cultural history of the German- and Dutch-speaking medieval world, between 500 and 1500. Entries cover individuals and their deeds as well as broader historical topics.

Title Schools School books and Schoolmasters
Author William Carew Hazlitt
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1888
Category Education
Total Pages 300
ISBN STANFORD:36105005024109
Language English, Spanish, and French
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