The Routledge Companion to Medieval Iconography Book

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Iconography


  • Author : Colum Hourihane
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-12-19
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 580
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315298368

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The Routledge Companion to Medieval Iconography Excerpt :

Sometimes enjoying considerable favor, sometimes less, iconography has been an essential element in medieval art historical studies since the beginning of the discipline. Some of the greatest art historians – including Mâle, Warburg, Panofsky, Morey, and Schapiro – have devoted their lives to understanding and structuring what exactly the subject matter of a work of medieval art can tell. Over the last thirty or so years, scholarship has seen the meaning and methodologies of the term considerably broadened. This companion provides a state-of-the-art assessment of the influence of the foremost iconographers, as well as the methodologies employed and themes that underpin the discipline. The first section focuses on influential thinkers in the field, while the second covers some of the best-known methodologies; the third, and largest section, looks at some of the major themes in medieval art. Taken together, the three sections include thirty-eight chapters, each of which deals with an individual topic. An introduction, historiographical evaluation, and bibliography accompany the individual essays. The authors are recognized experts in the field, and each essay includes original analyses and/or case studies which will hopefully open the field for future research.

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Iconography Book

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Iconography


  • Author : Colum Hourihane
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-12-19
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 548
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315298351

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The Routledge Companion to Medieval Iconography Excerpt :

Sometimes enjoying considerable favor, sometimes less, iconography has been an essential element in medieval art historical studies since the beginning of the discipline. Some of the greatest art historians – including Mâle, Warburg, Panofsky, Morey, and Schapiro – have devoted their lives to understanding and structuring what exactly the subject matter of a work of medieval art can tell. Over the last thirty or so years, scholarship has seen the meaning and methodologies of the term considerably broadened. This companion provides a state-of-the-art assessment of the influence of the foremost iconographers, as well as the methodologies employed and themes that underpin the discipline. The first section focuses on influential thinkers in the field, while the second covers some of the best-known methodologies; the third, and largest section, looks at some of the major themes in medieval art. Taken together, the three sections include thirty-eight chapters, each of which deals with an individual topic. An introduction, historiographical evaluation, and bibliography accompany the individual essays. The authors are recognized experts in the field, and each essay includes original analyses and/or case studies which will hopefully open the field for future research.

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy Book

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy


  • Author : Richard Cross
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317486435

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The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy Excerpt :

Like any other group of philosophers, scholastic thinkers from the Middle Ages disagreed about even the most fundamental of concepts. With their characteristic style of rigorous semantic and logical analysis, they produced a wide variety of diverse theories about a huge number of topics. The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy offers readers an outstanding survey of many of these diverse theories, on a wide array of subjects. Its 35 chapters, all written exclusively for this Companion by leading international scholars, are organized into seven parts: I Language and Logic II Metaphysics III Cosmology and Physics IV Psychology V Cognition VI Ethics and Moral Philosophy VII Political Philosophy In addition to shedding new light on the most well-known philosophical debates and problems of the medieval era, the Companion brings to the fore topics that may not traditionally be associated with scholastic philosophy, but were in fact a veritable part of the tradition. These include chapters covering scholastic theories about propositions, atomism, consciousness, and democracy and representation. The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy is a helpful, comprehensive introduction to the field for undergraduate students and other newcomers as well as a unique and valuable resource for researchers in all areas of philosophy.

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfare Book

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfare


  • Author : Jim Bradbury
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-08-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134598465

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The Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfare Excerpt :

This comprehensive volume provides easily-accessible factual material on all major areas of warfare in the medieval west. The whole geographical area of medieval Europe, including eastern Europe, is covered, including essential elements from outside Europe such as Byzantine warfare, nomadic horde invasions and the Crusades. Progressing chronologically, the work is presented in themed, illustrated sections, with a narrative outline offering a brief introduction to the area. Within each chronological section, Jim Bradbury presents clear and informative pieces on battles, sieges, and generals. The author examines practical topics including: castle architecture, with examinations of specific castles ship building techniques improvements in armour specific weapons developments in areas such as arms and armour, fortifications, tactics and supply. Readable and engaging, this detailed provides students with an excellent collection of archaeological information and clear discussions of controversial issues.

Medieval Iconography Book

Medieval Iconography


  • Author : John B. Friedman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000525106

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Medieval Iconography Excerpt :

First published in 1998, the present volume aims to help the researcher locate visual motifs, whether in medieval art or in literature, and to understand how they function in yet other medieval literary or artistic works.

The Routledge Companion to Art Deco Book

The Routledge Companion to Art Deco


  • Author : Bridget Elliott
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-06-25
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429627408

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The Routledge Companion to Art Deco Excerpt :

Scholarly interest in Art Deco has grown rapidly over the past fifty years, spanning different academic disciplines. This volume provides a guide to the current state of the field of Art Deco research by highlighting past accomplishments and promising new directions. Chapters are presented in five sections based on key concepts: migration, public culture, fashion, politics, and Art Deco’s afterlife in heritage restoration and new media. The book provides a range of perspectives on and approaches to these issues, as well as to the concept of Art Deco itself. It highlights the slipperiness of Art Deco yet points to its potential to shed new light on the complexities of modernity.

The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Medieval Iberia Book

The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Medieval Iberia


  • Author : E. Michael Gerli
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-05-31
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 668
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351809788

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The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Medieval Iberia Excerpt :

The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Medieval Iberia: Unity in Diversity draws together the innovative work of renowned scholars as well as several thought-provoking essays from emergent academics, in order to provide broad-range, in-depth coverage of the major aspects of the Iberian medieval world. Exploring the social, political, cultural, religious, and economic history of the Iberian Peninsula, the volume includes 37 original essays grouped around fundamental themes such as Languages and Literatures, Spiritualities, and Visual Culture. This interdisciplinary volume is an excellent introduction and reference work for students and scholars in Iberian Studies and Medieval Studies. SERIES EDITOR: BRAD EPPS SPANISH LIST ADVISOR: JAVIER MUÑOZ-BASOLS

Medieval Art Book

Medieval Art


  • Author : Marilyn Stokstad
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429974663

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Medieval Art Excerpt :

This beautifully produced survey of over a thousand years of Western art and architecture introduces the reader to a vast period of history ranging from ancient Rome to the age of exploration. The monumental arts and the diverse minor arts of the Middle Ages are presented here within the social, religious, and political frameworks of lands as varied as France and Denmark, Spain and Turkey. Marilyn Stokstad also teaches her reader how to look at medieval art-which aspects of architecture, sculpture, or painting are important and for what reasons. Stylistic and iconographic issues and themes are thoroughly addressed with attention paid to aesthetic and social contexts. Significantly updated, this second edition of Medieval Art spans the period from the second to the fifteenth centuries and includes over 4000 illustrations, over 100 in color, detailed maps, a time-line, glossary, bibliography, and index-all in a larger 8 by 10 inch trim size.

The Routledge Research Companion to Digital Medieval Literature Book

The Routledge Research Companion to Digital Medieval Literature


  • Author : Jennifer E. Boyle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-22
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317444763

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The Routledge Research Companion to Digital Medieval Literature Excerpt :

Working across literature, history, theory and practice, this volume offers insight into the specific digital tools and interfaces, as well as the modalities, theories and forms, central to some of the most exciting new research and critical, scholarly and artistic production in medieval and pre-modern studies. Addressing more general themes and topics, such as digitzation, media studies, digital humanities and "big data," the new essays in this companion also focus on more than twenty-five keywords, such as "access," "code," "virtual," "interactivity" and "network." A useful website hosts examples, links and materials relevant to the book.

The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics Book
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The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics


  • Author : Dominic Lopes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-07-26
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134336111

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The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics Excerpt :

The second edition of the acclaimed Routledge Companion to Aesthetics contains fifty-four chapters written by leading international scholars covering all aspects of aesthetics. This companion opens with an historical overview of aesthetics including entries on Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sibley and Derrida. The second part covers the central concepts and theories needed for a comprehensive understanding of aesthetics including the definitions of art, taste, value of art, beauty, imagination, fiction, narrative, metaphor and pictorial representation. Part three is devoted to the topics that have attracted much contemporary interest in aesthetics including art and ethics, environmental aesthetics and feminist aesthetics. The final part addresses the individual arts of music, photography, film, literature, theatre, dance, architecture and sculpture. With nine new and revised entries, and up to date suggestions for further reading, The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics is essential for anyone interested in aesthetics, art, literature, and visual studies.

The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas Book

The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas


  • Author : Ármann Jakobsson
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-02-17
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317041474

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The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas Excerpt :

The last fifty years have seen a significant change in the focus of saga studies, from a preoccupation with origins and development to a renewed interest in other topics, such as the nature of the sagas and their value as sources to medieval ideologies and mentalities. The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas presents a detailed interdisciplinary examination of saga scholarship over the last fifty years, sometimes juxtaposing it with earlier views and examining the sagas both as works of art and as source materials. This volume will be of interest to Old Norse and medieval Scandinavian scholars and accessible to medievalists in general.

Place and Space in the Medieval World Book

Place and Space in the Medieval World


  • Author : Meg Boulton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-12-06
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315413631

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Place and Space in the Medieval World Excerpt :

This book addresses the critical terminologies of place and space (and their role within medieval studies) in a considered and critical manner, presenting a scholarly introduction written by the editors alongside thematic case studies that address a wide range of visual and textual material. The chapters consider the extant visual and textual sources from the medieval period alongside contemporary scholarly discussions to examine place and space in their wider critical context, and are written by specialists in a range of disciplines including art history, archaeology, history, and literature.

Art as Theology Book

Art as Theology


  • Author : Andreas Andreapoulos
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134936625

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Religion and spirituality are key aspects of the contemporary art scene. Following Ronald Barthes' 'death of the author' - which argued for the dissociation of work from creator - works of art have withdrawn as independent objects, giving way to a growing religious awareness or practice. 'Art and Theology' examines the connection between art and religion in ancient Jewish drama, Greek tragedy, the Renaissance, the Byzantine icon and the medieval cathedral. The book explores how art lost its sacred character in the late Middle Ages and how the current withdrawal or 'death' of art and the fusion of the limits of art and life are consistent with the medieval view of the religious icon.

Experiencing Medieval Art Book

Experiencing Medieval Art


  • Author : Herbert L. Kessler
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442600744

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Experiencing Medieval Art is an extensive revision and expansion of the author’s Seeing Medieval Art, originally published in 2004. Renowned art historian Herbert L. Kessler considers often-strange objects and the materials of which they are made, circumstances of production, the conflictual relationship between art objects and notions of an ineffable deity, the context surrounding medieval art, the playfulness of art and the formal movements it engaged, as well as questions of apprehension, aesthetics, and modern presentation. Kessler introduces the exciting discoveries and revelations that have revolutionized the understanding of medieval art and identifies the vexing challenges that still remain. Examining such well-known monuments as the stained glass in Chartres cathedral, mosaics in San Marco Venice, and Utrecht Psalter, as well as newly discovered works – including the frescoes in Rome’s "aula gotica" and a twelfth-century aquamanile in Hildesheim – Kessler makes the complex history of medieval art accessible for students of art history, teachers in the field, and scholars of medieval history, theology, and literature.

The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture Book

The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture


  • Author : Jennifer M. Feltman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351181105

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The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture Excerpt :

Traditional histories of medieval art and architecture often privilege the moment of a work’s creation, yet surviving works designated as "medieval" have long and expansive lives. Many have extended prehistories emerging from their sites and contexts of creation, and most have undergone a variety of interventions, including adaptations and restorations, since coming into being. The lives of these works have been further extended through historiography, museum exhibitions, and digital media. Inspired by the literary category of biography and the methods of longue durée historians, the introduction and seventeen chapters of this volume provide an extended meditation on the longevity of medieval works of art and the aspect of time as a factor in shaping our interpretations of them. While the metaphor of "lives" invokes associations with the origin of the discipline of art history, focus is shifted away from temporal constraints of a single human lifespan or generation to consider the continued lives of medieval works even into our present moment. Chapters on works from the modern countries of Italy, France, England, Spain, and Germany are drawn together here by the thematic threads of essence and continuity, transformation, memory and oblivion, and restoration. Together, they tell an object-oriented history of art and architecture that is necessarily entangled with numerous individuals and institutions.