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)Paperback

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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.


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

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  • Number Of Pages: 256
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