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Cyprus and the Devotional Arts of Byzantium in the ERA of the Crusades / Edition 1

Cyprus and the Devotional Arts of Byzantium in the ERA of the Crusades / Edition 1

by Annemarie Weyl Carr


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Professor Carr is concerned here with the devotional arts of the Byzantine world in the period from the twelfth to the sixteenth century. The first set of studies deals with groups of illuminated manuscripts of the twelfth century, mostly connected with the Eastern Mediterranean, while the second focuses directly on Cyprus and its rich Orthodox visual heritage in the later Middle Ages. As Byzantium’s strongest bridgehead to the Crusades and its heir in the Levantine balance of power, the island of Cyprus retains an exceptionally rich legacy of Byzantine culture and artifacts. At the same time, as the seat of the most enduring Crusader state, it offers unparalleled testimony to the interplay of Greek and Latin cultural traditions as they accommodated and resisted one another under the pressure of Mamluk, Mongol, and Ottoman expansion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780860789369
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/30/2005
Series: Variorum Collected Studies Series
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Annemarie Weyl Carr is University Distinguished Professor, Division of Art History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction. Part I Cyprus and The 'Decorative Style': Provincial Byzantine manuscripts from the 12th century; Two illuminated manuscripts at the Monastery of St Neophytos: issues of their Cypriot attribution; Gospel frontispieces from the Comnenian period; Illuminated musical manuscripts: notes on the late 12th century; Diminutive Byzantine manuscripts. Part II Art in the Kingdom of Cyprus: Correlative spaces: art, identity and appropriation in Lusignan Cyprus; Art and the court of Crusader Cyprus; Icon-tact: Byzantium and the art of Cilician Armenia; A Palaiologan funerary icon from Gothic Cyprus; Thoughts on seeing Christ Helkomenos: an icon from Pelendri; Byzantines and Italians in Cyprus: images from art; Index.

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