Early Medieval Art (Oxford History of Art)

Early Medieval Art (Oxford History of

In the first millennium, a rich and distinctive artistic tradition emerged in Europe. Early Medieval Art explores this tradition and tracks its development from c. 300 AD through c. 1000 AD, revealing forms of artistic expression ranging from brilliant illuminated manuscripts to decorative chairs, rich embroidery, and precious metalwork.Nees explores issues of artist patronage, craftsmanship, holy men and women, monasteries, secular courts, and the expressive and educational roles of artistic creation. Instead of treating early Christian art in the late Roman tradition and the arts of the newly established kingdoms of northern Europe as opposites, he adopts a more holistic view, treating them as different aspects of a larger historical situation. This approach reveals the onset of an exciting new visual relationship between the church and the populace throughout medieval Europe. Moreover, it restores a previously marginalized subject to a central status in our artistic and cultural heritage.

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  • ASIN: 0192842439

Early Medieval Art 300-1150: Sources and Documents (MART: The Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching)

Early Medieval Art 300-1150: Sources and Documents (MART:

An anthology of medieval texts on art. It includes descriptions of lost monuments, theoretical and technical texts which reveal intentions of artists and patrons, liturgical texts which describe the use of medieval artifacts, and other texts which reflect the tastes of the literate public. First published in 1971.

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The Cambridge Grammar of Medieval and Early Modern Greek 4 Volume Hardback Set

The Cambridge Grammar of Medieval and Early Modern

The Greek language has a written history of more than 3,000 years. While the classical, Hellenistic and modern periods of the language are well researched, the intermediate stages are much less well known, but of great interest to those curious to know how a language changes over time. The geographical area where Greek has been spoken stretches from the Aegean Islands to the Black Sea and from Southern Italy and Sicily to the Middle East, largely corresponding to former territories of the Byzantine Empire and its successor states. This Grammar draws on a comprehensive corpus of literary and non-literary texts written in various forms of the vernacular to document the processes of change between the eleventh and eighteenth centuries, processes which can be seen as broadly comparable to the emergence of the Romance languages from Medieval Latin. Regional and dialectal variation in phonology and morphology are treated in detail.

  • ASIN: 0521195292

Medieval Art


This refreshing new look at Medieval art conveys a very real sense of the impact of art on everyday life in Europe from 1000 to 1500. It examines the importance of art in the expression and spread of knowledge and ideas, including notions of the heroism and justice of war, and the dominant view of Christianity. Taking its starting point from issues of contemporary relevance, such as the environment, the identity of the artist, and the position of women, the book also highlights the attitudes and events specific to the sophisticated visual culture of the Middle Ages, and goes on to link this period to the Renaissance. The fascinating question of whether commercial and social activities between countries encouraged similar artistic taste and patronage, or contributed to the defining of cultural difference in Europe, is fully explored.

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  • ASIN: 0192842412

Fifty Early Medieval Things: Materials of Culture in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Fifty Early Medieval Things: Materials of Culture in

Fifty Early Medieval Things introduces readers to the material culture of late antique and early medieval Europe, north Africa, and western Asia. Ranging from Iran to Ireland and from Sweden to Tunisia, Deborah Deliyannis, Hendrik Dey, and Paolo Squatriti present fifty objects―artifacts, structures, and archaeological features―created between the fourth and eleventh centuries, an ostensibly "Dark Age" whose cultural richness and complexity is often underappreciated. Each thing introduces important themes in the social, political, cultural, religious, and economic history of the postclassical era. Some of the things, like a simple ard (plow) unearthed in Germany, illustrate changing cultural and technological horizons in the immediate aftermath of Rome's collapse; others, like the Arabic coin found in a Viking burial mound, indicate the interconnectedness of cultures in this period. Objects such as the Book of Kells and the palace-city of Anjar in present-day Jordan represent significant artistic and cultural achievements; more quotidian items (a bone comb, an oil lamp, a handful of chestnuts) belong to the material culture of everyday life. In their thing-by-thing descriptions, the authors connect each object to both specific local conditions and to the broader influences tha...

  • ASIN: 1501725904

Early Times: The Story of the Middle Ages 2nd Edition (Early Times Series)

Early Times: The Story of the Middle Ages

From the sacking of once-mighty Rome, to the Crusades, the meteoric rise of Christianity, and the Holy Roman Empire, The Story of the Middle Ages examines the tumultuous times of medieval history spanning over 1,000 years and several continents. Often overshadowed by the historic epochs before and after it, the saga of the Middles Ages has often been dismissed as a stagnant and unimportant period of European history. Fortunately, this narrow view was abandoned, and the significance of the medieval or Middle Ages was brought to light. Despite its unfortunate missteps, many advances were accomplished amidst the chaos and upheaval, and a colorful diversity of cultures and beliefs slowly transformed into forward momentum for change and innovation. Explore the Middle Ages:Meet Charlemagne and his knightly court, the barbarian hordes of Attila the Hun, Leif Erikson's stern seafaring Norsemen, and a host of other warring factions that invaded, conquered, and ruled for a time in the ever-changing medieval landscape.Follow the rise of Christianity as incredible ornate churches were constructed, brutal wars were waged to root out non-believers, and religious leaders grew to hold more power than Kings!Witness the ultimate medieval soldiers: the legendary order of knights. These elite fighte...

  • ASIN: 1938026659

The History of Venetian Renaissance Sculpture (ca. 1410-1530) (Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History) (English, Italian and Latin Edition)

The History of Venetian Renaissance Sculpture (ca. 1410-1530)

As the first comprehensive treatment of Venetian sculpture of the early Renaissance in nearly a century, this book examines the documents, literary sources, and oeuvre of all Venetian sculptors in stone, bronze, and wood between the decoration of the crowning of San Marco at the beginning of the fifteenth century and the artistic revolution wrought by Jacopo Sansovino from ca. 1530 on. Its text pays particular attention to the style of individual works, to their physical and artistic context, their sources and their influence, and synthesizes forty-five years of attentive looking, of research in archives and libraries of the Veneto, and hundreds of photographic campaigns throughout Italy and as far afield as Croatia and Poland - many from specially mounted scaffolds. The introduction treats general questions of material, purpose, patronage, the origin of sculptors, their workshop practices and the structure of guilds, while the conclusion considers ways in which Venetian sculpture was unique. There is no aspect of the subject to which the author has not contributed major discoveries and her book, with its 800 illustrations, should constitute a work of reference long into the future.

  • ASIN: 1909400734

Arrayed in Splendour: Art, Fashion, and Textiles in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Arrayed in Splendour: Art, Fashion, and Textiles in

Precious textiles, fabrics, embroideries, and tapestries played an important role in medieval and early modern cultures of representation. Reasons for such a high esteem of textile arts are not only the enormous material value of gold and silk, which had to be imported from distant regions, but also the extremely complex and time-consuming production conditions, including a level of technical expertise that was present only in a few highly specialized centers. In stark contrast to the medieval and early modern reception, it was only in recent years, that in art history the narrow view of the textile arts as an applied art and therefore a low one has undergone a fundamental shift. The aim of this volume is to give an insight in the current state of research on the topic. Ranging from the twelfth to the seventeenth century, the essays of leading scholars in the field offer a window into the complexity of the textile arts, including as regards the medium itself: from the overpowering splendor of liturgical and princely garments and the luxurious fabrics used for them in the Middle Ages and early modern period to the visual world of monumental room decorations in the form of tapestries.

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Armenia: Art, Religion, and Trade in the Middle Ages

Armenia: Art, Religion, and Trade in the Middle

A fascinating exploration of art created by the varied Armenian kingdoms that connected the East and West during the Middle Ages As the first people to officially convert to Christianity, Armenians commissioned and produced astonishing religious objects. This sumptuous volume depicts and contextualizes the compelling works of art that defined the rich and complicated culture of medieval Armenians, including carvings, liturgical furnishings, beautifully illustrated manuscripts, gilded reliquaries, exquisite textiles, printed books, and more. Situated at the center of trade routes that connected the East and West during the Middle Ages, Armenia became a leading international trade partner for Seljuk, Mongol, Ottoman, and Persian overlords, while also serving as a powerful ally to Byzantium and European Crusader states. Written by a team of international scholars, with contributions from Armenian religious leaders, this book will stand as the definitive text on the art and culture of medieval Armenia.

  • ASIN: 1588396606

Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000 (Macmillan History of Europe)

Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000 (Macmillan History of

In this classic textbook history of early medieval Europe, Roger Collins provides a succinct account of the centuries during which Europe changed from being an abstract geographical expression to a new culturally coherent, if politically divided, entity. This comprehensive new edition explores key topics such as the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of both Christianity and Islam, the Vikings, and the expansion of Latin Christian culture into eastern Europe. Clear and insightful, this is an invaluable guide to an important era in the history of both Europe and the wider world.This is an ideal companion for students of History or European Studies taking modules on Early Medieval Europe or Europe in Late Antiquity. In addition, this is a useful reference work for postgraduate students, scholars and teachers of early medieval Europe.

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  • ASIN: 0230006736
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