Insights and Interpretations: Studies in Celebration of the Eighty-fifth Anniversary of the Index of Christian Art (Index of Christian Art Occasional

Insights and Interpretations: Studies in Celebration of the Eighty-fifth Anniversary of the Index of Christian Art (Index of Christian Art Occasional

By: Colum Hourihane (editor)Hardback

1 - 2 weeks availability

£47.65 RRP £52.95  You save £5.30 (10%) With FREE Saver Delivery


Established in 1917, the Index of Christian Art, located at Princeton University, is now the largest archive of medieval art in existence and the most specialized resource for the iconographer. Throughout its eighty-five years, it has justly been recognized as one of the most learned institutions for the study of the art and culture of the medieval world. The essays in this book, all by staff or scholars of the archive, highlight some of the current research in the archive and the scholarship for which it has been widely renowned. The studies cover art from the Late Antique period to the end of the fifteenth century and include most of the media represented in the archive, from manuscripts to sculpture to glass. From reinterpreting previous scholarship to making new insights into the medieval mind, they explore such themes as Jephtha's Daughter; Mary Magdalene; Saints Blaise, Paul, Joseph, and Elisabeth of Hungary; and topics including women in the Bibles moralisees, Late German sermons, the iconographic program at Bourges Cathedral, Franciscan devotional art, and a late medieval Islamic manuscript. This volume presents some of the most exciting and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of these subjects, from the home of medieval iconography in Princeton. The contributors are Adelaide Bennett, Lois Drewer, Ivan Great, Judith Golden, Gerald Guest, Margaret Jennings, Margaret Lindsey, Mika Natif, Lynn Ransom, Pamela Sheingorn, and A. E. Wright.

Create a review


Preface ix Notes on the Contributors xi List of Illustrations xiii Abbreviations xix "They stand on his shoulders": Morey, Iconography, and the Index of Christian Art by COLUM HOURIHANE 3 Mary Magdalen's Seven Deadly Sins in a Thirteenth-Century Liege Psalter-Hours by ADELAIDE BENNETT 17 Jephthah apd His Daughter in Medieval Art: Ambiguities of Heroism and Sacrifice by LOIS DREWER 35 Images of Instruction, Marie de Bretagne, and the Life of St. Eustace as Illustrated in British Library Ms. Egerton 745 by JUDITH K. GOLDEN 70 Innovation and Identity: A Franciscan Program of Illumination in the Verger de soulas (Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Ms. fr. 9220) by LYNN RANSOM 85 Picturing Women in the First Bible moralisee by GERALD B. GUEST 106 The Economy of Salvation in Geiler von Kaysersberg: The "Bilger" Frontispiece of 1494 by A. E. WRIGHT 131 The Iconography of St. Paul in Medieval Malta by MARGARET LINDSEY 140 Joseph the Carpenter's Failure at Familial Discipline by PAMELA SHEINGORN 156 Dei Saturitas. St. Elizabeth's Works of Mercy in the Medieval Pictorial Narrative by IVAN GREAT 168 Prophecy in Glass and Stone: Jewish Influences on the Cathedral of Bourges 182 The Zafarnama [Book of Conquest] of Sultan Husayn Mirza by MIKA NATIF 211 Index 228

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/07/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780691099903
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780691099903
  • weight: 1257
  • ISBN10: 0691099901

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly