ROMANESQUE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN PATTERNS OF EXCHANGE ACROSS THE LATIN GREEK AND ISLAMIC WORLDS C1000 C1250

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Romanesque And The Mediterranean

Author : Rosa Bacile
ISBN : 9781351191050
Genre : Social Science
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"The sixteen papers collected in this volume explore points of contact across the Latin, Greek and Islamic worlds between c. 1000 and c. 1250. They arise from a conference organized by the British Archaeological Association in Palermo in 2012, and reflect its interest in patterns of cultural exchange across the Mediterranean, ranging from the importation of artefacts - textiles, ceramics, ivories and metalwork for the most part - to a specific desire to recruit eastern artists or emulate eastern Mediterranean buildings. The individual essays cover a wide range of topics and media: from the ways in which the Cappella Palatina in Palermo fostered contacts between Muslim artists and Christian models, the importance of dress and textiles in the wider world of Mediterranean design, and the possible use of Muslim-trained sculptors in the emergent architectural sculpture of late-11th-century northern Spain, to the significance of western saints in the development of Bethlehem as a pilgrimage centre and of eastern painters and techniques in the proliferation of panel painting in Catalonia around 1200. There are studies of buildings and the ideological purpose behind them at Canosa (Apulia), Feldebro (Hungary) and Charroux (Aquitaine), comparative studies of the domed churches of western France, significant reappraisals of the porphyry tombs in Palermo cathedral, the pictorial programme adopted in the Baptistery at Parma, and of the chapter-house paintings at Sigena, and wide-ranging papers on the migration of images of exotic creatures across the Mediterranean and on that most elusive and apparently Mediteranean of objects - the Oliphant. The volume concludes with a study of the emergence of a supra-regional style of architectural sculpture in the western Mediterranean and evident in Barcelona, Tarragona and Provence. It is a third volume, based on the British Archaeological Association's 2014 Conference in Barcelona, will explore Romanesque Patrons and Processes."
Category: Social Science

Power Patronage And Memory In Early Islam

Author : Alain George
ISBN : 9780190498931
Genre : History
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When the Umayyads, the first Islamic dynasty, rose to power shortly after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (d. 632), the polity of which they assumed control had only recently expanded out of Arabia into the Roman eastern Mediterranean, Iraq and Iran. A century later, by the time of their downfall in 750, the last Umayyad caliphs governed the largest empire that the world had seen, stretching from Spain in the West to the Indus valley and Central Asia in the East. By then, their dynasty and the ruling circles around it had articulated with increasing clarity the public face of the new monotheistic religion of Islam, created major masterpieces of world art and architecture, some of which still stand today, and built a state apparatus that was crucial to ensuring the continuity of the Islamic polity. Within the vast lands under their control, the Umayyads and their allies ruled over a mosaic of peoples, languages and faiths, first among them Christianity, Judaism and the Ancient religion of Iran, Zoroastrianism. The Umayyad period is profoundly different from ours, yet it also resonates with modern concerns, from the origins of Islam to dynamics of cultural exchange. Editors Alain George and Andrew Marsham bring together a collection of essays that shed new light on this crucial period. Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam elucidates the ways in which Umayyad �lites fashioned and projected their self-image, and how these articulations, in turn, mirrored their own times. The authors, combining perspectives from different disciplines, present new material evidence, introduce fresh perspectives about key themes and monuments, and revisit the nature of the historical writing that shaped our knowledge of this period.
Category: History

In Extremo Orbe Terrarum

Author : Francesco D'Angelo
ISBN : 9788868128616
Genre : Art
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Nel corso del XII secolo la Norvegia conobbe un’evoluzione politica, religiosa e giuridica che le avrebbe poi permesso di raggiungere l’apogeo della sua potenza alla metà del Duecento: essa ottenne una sua Chiesa nazionale indipendente, contribuì attivamente al movimento crociato, vide l’introduzione della decima, degli Ordini mendicanti, del rito dell’unzione regia e di una nuova legge di successione al trono. Denominatore comune di tutte queste novità è il coinvolgimento diretto della Santa Sede, centro spirituale dell’Occidente medievale: questo volume ripercorre pertanto la storia delle sue relazioni con la Norvegia, regione posta agli estremi confini della Christianitas, in un periodo che va dalla conversione al cristianesimo fino all’epoca di massimo splendore della monarchia norvegese (secoli XI-XIII). Quello che emerge dalle fonti - saghe, cronache, annali ma anche lettere e bolle papali - è il ruolo determinante svolto dai pontefici, la cui crescente sollecitudine pastorale, benché non sempre scevra da interessi politici, fu una delle cause della metamorfosi del paese scandinavo da terra di barbari «rozzi nella fede» a monarchia pienamente integrata nella vita politica e religiosa dell'Europa cristiana. Francesco D’Angelo (Roma, 1984) nel 2016 ha conseguito il dottorato di ricerca in Scienze storiche, antropologiche e storico-religiose presso Sapienza Università di Roma ed è cultore della materia in Storia medievale nel medesimo ateneo. I suoi studi vertono principalmente sulla storia religiosa dei paesi scandinavi nel medioevo centrale (secoli X-XIII), in particolare della Norvegia. In qualità di relatore ha partecipato a conferenze e convegni e ha pubblicato articoli su riviste italiane e straniere.
Category: Art

History And Literature Of Byzantium In The 9th 10th Centuries

Author : A. Markopoulos
ISBN : UOM:39015063327186
Genre : History
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The studies reprinted here deal with the Byzantine empire between the 9th and 11th centuries, with a focus on the period of the Macedonian dynasty, and include four translated into English for this volume. They reflect both historical and prosopographical concerns, but Professor Markopoulos's principle interest is in the analysis of literary works and texts. This he combines with the examination of the ideological context of the period, as shaped in the reigns of Basil I and Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos, and the investigation of gender issues and other approaches. The close analysis of the texts shows how, after the close of Iconoclasm, new styles of writing and new attitudes towards the writing of history emerged, for instance in the use of mythological themes, which exemplify the changing intellectual concerns of the time.
Category: History

Author : Maurice (empereur d'Orient).)
ISBN : 9609533612
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