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Enciclopedia dell'arte Medievale. 9 vols. ed. Marina Righetti Tosti-Croce. Art produced in the West, Near and Far East, ad Mediterranean Africa from the 6th century to the end of the 14th century. Illustrated. Mugar Library N5965 .E52 1991.
Location: Also in print: Mugar Library Reference XD114 .D5 1982
Publication Date: 1989
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium by Alexander P. Kazhdan (Editor)The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium is a three-volume, comprehensive dictionary of Byzantine civilization. The first resource of its kind in the field, it features over 5,000 entries written by an international group of eminent Byzantinists covering all aspects of life in the Byzantine world. According to Alexander Kazhdan, editor-in-chief of the Dictionary: "Entries on patriarchy and emperors will coexist with entries on surgery and musical instruments. An entry on the cultivation of grain will not only be connected to entries on agriculture and its economics but on diet, the baking of bread, and the role of bread in this changing society." Major entries treat such topics as agriculture, art, literature, and politics, while shorter entries examine topics that relate to Byzantium such as the history of Kiev and personalities of ancient and biblical history. Each article is followed by a bibliography, and numerous maps, tables, architectural designs, and genealogies reinforce and clarify the text. The new Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium will be the standard research tool and reference work for Byzantinists from graduate students to advanced scholars, and an essential resource for college and school libraries. It will also be an invaluable guide for classicists, Western medievalists, Islamicists, Slavicists, art historians, religious historians, and scholars of archaeology.
Location: Also in print: Mugar Library Reference XDF 521 .O93 1991
The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture by Peter Murray; Linda MurrayThe Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture is a unique and fascinating exploration of the art and architecture that has been influenced and inspired by Biblical stories and Christian history and beliefs. Richly illustrated and with a Glossary of Architectural Terms and an extensiveBibliography, the Companion combines important general essays on the periods and styles important in the history of Christian art with hundreds of shorter entries that describe specific works, artists, themes, and visual images and which give the reader practical guidance on where in Europe tolocate the works described.The most comprehensive reference work on Christian art and architecture available includes:* Detailed essays on periods and styles in art and architecture: Anglo- Saxon, Byzantine, Carolingian, Coptic, Early Christian, Gothic, Irish, Ottonian, Renaissance, Rococo, Romanesque; Mannerism, Neoclassicism,* General background on Christian doctrine, beliefs, and tradition: liturgical year, colours, vessels, and vestments; the Ten Commandments, Seven Deadly Sins, and the Two Trinities; Candlemas, Holy Week, Stations of the Cross, and religious orders* Forms of art influenced by Christian ideas: altarpieces, tombs, and caskets; illuminated manuscripts, mosaics, frescoes, and brasses; stained glass, portal sculpture, and standing crosses; fonts, fountains, and rose windows* Specific references to individual artists and sculptors and to their works: Fra Angelico, Bernini, and Botticelli; Marc Chagall, Eric Gill, and Stanley Spencer; the great painters of the Italian Renaissance: Raphael, Titian, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci* Places, buildings, and architects: Assissi, Ravenna, Venice, and Sistine Chapel; baptistery, belfry, cloister, chapter house, and churches: twentieth century, centrally planned, abbey, collegiate; Bentley, Brunelleschi, Wren, and Gibbs* Biblical themes, stories, and people as the subject of art: from the Old Testament Adam and Eve, Abraham, and Tower of Babel; the Nativity, Circumcision, Baptism, Life, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ from the Gospels; Miracle at Bolsena, Good Samaritan, parables, Apocalypse* Descriptions and explanations of images, icons, and symbols: allegory, attribute, emblem, and type; angels and archangels, symbolic beasts, birds, dove, serpent, and dragon; Signs of the Zodiac, rainbow, labyrinth, and Wheel of Fortune* Significant saints, popes, rulers, and patrons: saints Agnes, Agatha, and Catherine of Siena; saints Peter, Paul, Francis, and Jerome; Charlemagne and Emperor Constantine the Great; popes Clement VII, Urban VIII and Leo X; Doctors of the Church, St Augustine, Erasmus, and Knights Templar
... lives, cults, and artistic associations of saints from around the world, from the famous to the obscure, the rich to the poor, and the academic to the uneducated. ..includes appendices containing five maps of pilgrimage sites, a list of saints' patronages and iconographical emblems, and a calendar of principal feasts...
... theology; churches and denominations; patristic scholarship; and the bible; the church calendar and its organisation; popes; archbishops; saints; and mystics...as well as recent developments, such as the Church of England's new prayer book (Common Worship), RC canonisations, ecumenical advances and mergers and, where possible, statistics.
Location: Also in print: Mugar Stacks PN671 .C36 2000
Publication Date: 2000-06-22
Essays on the origins of romance in French and English courts are complemented by articles that trace the transmission and evolution of these stories throughout Europe. See Chapter 4: The manuscript context of medieval romance