The miraculous intervention of saints or other divine agents, the wondrous realities beyond understanding, or the manifestations of magic attributed to diabolic forces, were contained by a variety of discourses, described and discussed in religion, philosophy, chronicles, literature and fiction, and also in a large number of pictures and material objects. The nine essays in this collection discusses how supernatural phenomena - especially angels and devils - found visual manifestation in Latin and Eastern Christianity as well as Judaism in the late medieval, early renaissance period.
Gerhard Jaritz is professor of Medieval Studies at Central European University and senior research fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
List of Illustrations Preface Visual Images of the Supernatural in the Late Middle Ages, or, How to Make those Entities Recognizable that are not Part of our Natural World The Beam of Grace and the Ocular Paradigm. Some Remarks on the Relation between Late Mevieval Theology and Art Supernatural Figures Incognito Images to Influence the Supernatural Apotropaic Representations on Medieval Stove Tiles The Devils Image from the Viewpoint of the Rhetoric Devils in Visual Proximity Angels or Avengers? Depictions of Angels in Transylvanian Altarpieces from the Late Medieval Period Jewish Angels The Reincarnations of Enoch from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance List of Contributors