This book presents an historical overview of the Frankish realms in Central Europe during the Carolingian period. Against this background Part II of the book examines the cultural inventory deposited by the scribal culture in Central Europe as represented by manuscripts, crystals, ivories and gem encrusted liturgical art. Part III deals with such examples of Carolingian wall painting and architecture as are still evident in Central Europe. Though some examples are derivative, many are original. To reflect the splendor of the objects and surfaces discussed in Parts II and III, the book is lavishly ornamented with pertinent color illustrations. Black and white illustrations generally serve the representation of architecture.
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The Carolingians in Central Europe, their History, Arts and Architecture
Barbara Baert. Translated from the Dutch by Lee Preedy.
This fascinating study reconstructs the tradition of the Legend of the True Cross in text and image, from its tentative beginnings in 4th-century Jerusalem to the culminating expression of its multi-layered cosmic content in 14th and 15th-century monumental cycles in Germany and Italy.
Edited by Gustav Henningsen
A bilingual edition of eye-witness reports on an early 17th-century witch panic or dream epidemic in the Basque country, written by a Jesuit, a Bishop, and a Spanish Inquisitor who analysed the phenomenon empirically from psychological and anthropological standpoints.
Edited by Anne Goldgar and Robert I. Frost
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Patricia A. Emison
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Edited by Joëlle Rollo-Koster
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