Speaking in the Medieval World

Edited by Jean E. Godsall-Myers

Status: 
€109,00
$145.00
ISBN13: 
9789004129559
Publication Date: 
April 2003
Format: 
Hardback
Publication Type: 
Pages, Illustr.: 
208 pp.
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ISSN: 
1382-5364
Volume: 
16

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.
Series: 
Volume: 
22
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004139442
Publication date: 
June 2004

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.
Series: 
Volume: 
21
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004131866
Publication date: 
October 2004

Edited by Anne Goldgar and Robert I. Frost

This volume offers new insights into the self-perceptions, strategies, and rituals through which early modern institutions functioned. Its wide range and its comparative vision of the nature of institutions prompts a new interpretation of the role of institutions in society. With...
Series: 
Volume: 
20
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004138803
Publication date: 
May 2004

Patricia A. Emison

An investigation of why Michelangelo first, and then many other, Renaissance artists and works were called "divine" by contemporaries, this study ranges from fourteenth-century praise of Dante to a variety of sixteenth-century habits of courtly compliment.
Series: 
Volume: 
19
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004137097
Publication date: 
March 2004

Herbert Schutz

This book is an attempt to focus where pertinent on the Carolingian cultural inventory produced and assembled in the libraries, museums and architectural sites of Central Europe. This inventory allows conclusions which demonstrate the originality of the literary, artistic and architectural efforts.
Series: 
Volume: 
18
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004131491
Publication date: 
November 2003

Kiril Petkov

This study of the medieval rites of peace and reconciliaton highlights the role of ritual as a strategic device in the attempts of the medieval church and state to monopolize political sovereignty and order individual identities around an hegemonic value system.
Series: 
Volume: 
17
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004130388
Publication date: 
May 2003

Edited by Eva Frojmovic

This collection of essays re-examines the dynamics of Jewish indentity and Jewish-Christian relations in the Middle Ages and Early Modern period, from the perspective of visual culture, especially manuscript illustration.
Series: 
Volume: 
15
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004125650
Publication date: 
August 2002

Edited by Pamela M. Jones and Thomas Worcester

This collection of nine essays offers new evidence of the creativity of religious culture in an era conventionally known as the Counter-Reformation. Religion and the arts in Italy, ca. 1550-1650, are shown to have prospered, with or without ecclesiastical approval.
Series: 
Volume: 
14
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004124691
Publication date: 
February 2002

Edited by Joëlle Rollo-Koster

The essays in this volume focus on the history of formalized behavior and rituals in Europe, China and Japan. Dismissing the traditional historiography centered on geographical boundaries, it compares rituals in the East and West to better illuminate their purposes.
Series: 
Volume: 
13
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004117495
Publication date: 
February 2002

Bruce Taylor

This study examines the structure and being of a religious order in the context of Spanish Golden Age society. In doing so it attempts not only to place the orders into the wider pattern of Spanish politics and culture, but to capture the essence of monastic reform in Early Modern Catholic Europe.
Series: 
Volume: 
12
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004118577
Publication date: 
June 2000

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