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Text, Image, Message: Saints in Medieval Manuscript Illustrations

Text, Image, Message: Saints in Medieval Manuscript Illustrations

by Leslie D. Ross


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Ross provides a broad survey of pictures and texts concerning saints, from the Early Christian through the late Gothic period. Both Western and Byzantine material is included. Beginning with the earliest pictures of and stories about saints, the book traces the evolution of hagiographic imagery primarily in manuscript contexts. Because of its cross-disciplinary nature, it will be of interest to audiences interested in Early Christian, Byzantine, and Western medieval culture: religion, society, politics, and art. No other book to date is organized similarly in providing detailed descriptions for the identification of medieval manuscripts with hagiographic texts and illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313290466
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/30/1994
Series: Contributions to the Study of Art and Architecture Series , #3
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile: 1690L (what's this?)

About the Author

LESLIE ROSS is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art History at Dominican College of San Rafael. She is the author of the article on Saints' Lives in the forthcoming Macmillan Dictionary of Art and the chapter Reading Medieval Art in The Thread of Ariadne (1989).

Table of Contents


Origins: The Growth and Development of Hagiographic Imagery

Medieval Hagiographic Manuscript Types and Contexts: Overview

Illustrations in Calendars and Martyrologies: All Saints

Illustrated Biography: Libelli Manuscripts

Passionary Illustrations

Hagiographic Illustration in the Byzantine World: Menologia and Synaxaries

Hagiographic Illustration in Non-Hagiographic Manuscripts

Image Recycling in Hagiographic Illustration




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