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  • Approches épistémologiques -- Les cinq sens au Moyen Âge : état de la question et perspectives de recherche -- Intention, sensation et mémoire dans l'esthétique médiévale tardive -- Écrire les sons -- La vue des autres -- Des objets et des sens -- Utiliser les cinq sens pour la stratégie de représentation du récit monumental : observations à propos de la broderie de Bayeux -- Le toucher de l'évêque -- Un livre d'Évangiles à l'épreuve des sens -- Le two Censers in the Schedula diversarum artium of Theophilus and their Place in the Liturgy -- Performing Perception : A Medieval Miter between Focal and Peripheral Vision -- Le Five Senses and the Knowledge of God -- Le sens et le judaïsme, le paganisme et l'islam -- Dissimulation et sensualité sur une pyxide d'Al-Andalus -- The Multisensory Haggadah -- L'odorat fait-il sens ? -- Archéologie de l'espace et des sens -- Les cloches : construction, sens, perception d'un son -- La spatialisation des pots acoustiques dans l'espace liturgique et la matérialisation du son -- Les implications sensorielles de l'architecture et de la liturgie au Moyen Âge -- Le sens visuel -- L'oeil efficace -- Voir l'invisible : l'éducation du regard dans la porte de bronze d'Hildesheim (1015) -- La vision radieuse de la Jérusalem Céleste dans le poème moyen-anglais Pearl (anon.) -- La Pentecôte dans le Codex Egberti (v. 980) et le Bénédictional de Robert de Jumièges (fin du Xe siècle) -- Les sens à l'époque gothique -- Les cinq sens et la sculpture gothique -- L'armoirie et les sens au Moyen Âge -- Saisir le sens Les ivoires gothiques et le toucher -- Belief and the Senses for the Medieval Laity -- Les sens dans l'exégèse, l'hagiographie, la littérature et la médecine -- Isaac de l'Étoile : les cinq sens et la conversion du sens -- Le paysage sensoriel de l'église et les images vers 1200 : le témoignage du Mitralis de Sicard de Crémone -- Conception des images et réflexion sensorielle : approche exploratoire du manuscrit de la vie de sainte Radegonde -- Les cinq sens chez Niccolè Falcucci -- Mary's Measure : Touch and Taste in Carlo Crivelli's Boston Lamentation -- L'haleine de l'esprit.
"La place des cinq sens dans la culture du Moyen Âge occidental est centrale pour certains aspects essentiels de la définition de la liturgie et de la théologie chrétiennes. Dans l'Antiquité et durant tout le Moyen Âge, l'Église et sa théologie ont accordé un rôle de premier plan aux cinq sens dont témoignent des domaines tels que la liturgie, l'histoire de l'art, la littérature, la philosophie, la musique et, de façon plus générale, l'histoire politique et sociale du Moyen Âge. Pour les auteurs chrétiens, s'appuyant sur la tradition biblique ainsi que sur la philosophie antique issue de Platon et d'Aristote, les cinq sens sont plus particulièrement mis en action dans le déroulement des rituels de la liturgie afin de permettre la réalisation des principaux effets sacramentels de la théologie de la liturgie. Les cinq sens sont également au coeur d'une vaste réflexion sur la notion d'harmonie dans le christianisme ainsi que sur la relation entre l'homme-microcosme et le macrocosme. Dans le cadre de la liturgie, les productions artistiques peuvent être ainsi considérées comme des " objets " destinés à servir de support pour l'activation sensorielle afin de créer et de rendre possible les effets sacramentels du rite. Ce volume propose une première approche résolument inter disciplinaire de l'étude des cinq sens dans la culture chrétienne médiévale. Elle réunit des spécialistes internationalement reconnus dans leur domaine respectif et pour la connaissance des cinq sens. Des domaines aussi variés que l'art, la liturgie, la théologie, la littérature, l'héraldique, la poésie, entre autres, seront traités pour une approche diversifiée des cinq sens. Le cadre chronologique et géographique est aussi large que possible avec des conférences sur l'Occident, le monde byzantin et le monde musulman."--Page 4 of cover.
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  • Introduction to the Princeton Classics Edition ix Preface (1997) by William Chester Jordan xxv Preface xxxiii Introduction 3 I. The Problem: Plowden's Reports 7 II. The Shakespeare: King Richard II 24 III. Christ-centered Kingship 42 1. The Norman Anonymous 42 2. The Frontispiece of the Aachen Gospels 61 3. The Halo of Perpetuity 78 IV. Law-centered Kingship 87 1. From Litury to Legal Science 87 2. Frederick the Second 97 Pater et Filius Iustitiae 97 Iustitia Meciatrix 107 3. Bracton 143 Rex infra et supra Legem 143 Christus-Fiscus 164 V. Polity-Centered Kingship: Corpus Mysticum 193 1. Corpus Ecclesiae mysticum 194 2. Corpus Reipublicae mysticum 207 3. Pro patria mori 232 Patria religious and legal 232 Patriotic Propaganda 249 Rex et Patria 259 VI. On Continuity and Corporations 273 1. Continuity 273 Aevum 275 Perpetua Necessitas 284 2. Fictio Figura Veritatis 291 Imperium semper est 291 Universitas non moritur 302 VII. The King Never Dies 314 1. Dynastic Continuity 317 2. The Crown as Fiction 336 Corona visibilis et invisibilis 336 The Fiscal Crown 342 Inalienability 347 Crown and Universitas 358 The King and the Crown 364 The Crown a Minor 372 3. Dignitas non moritur 383 Phoenix 385 Corporational Symptoms in England 401 Le Roy est mort ... 409 Effigies 419 Rex Instrumentum Dignitatis 437 VII. Man-centered Kingship: Dante 451 IX. Epilogus 396 List of Illustrations 507 Illustrations following 512 Bibliography and Index 513 Addenda 568.
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Originally published in 1957, this classic work has guided generations of scholars through the arcane mysteries of medieval political theology. Throughout history, the notion of two bodies has permitted the post mortem continuity of monarch and monarchy, as epitomized by the statement, "The king is dead. Long live the king." In The King's Two Bodies, Ernst Kantorowicz traces the historical problem posed by the "King's two bodies"--the body natural and the body politic--back to the Middle Ages and demonstrates, by placing the concept in its proper setting of medieval thought and political theory, how the early-modern Western monarchies gradually began to develop a "political theology." The king's natural body has physical attributes, suffers, and dies, naturally, as do all humans; but the king's other body, the spiritual body, transcends the earthly and serves as a symbol of his office as majesty with the divine right to rule. The notion of the two bodies allowed for the continuity of monarchy even when the monarch died, as summed up in the formulation "The king is dead. Long live the king." Bringing together liturgical works, images, and polemical material, The King's Two Bodies explores the long Christian past behind this "political theology." It provides a subtle history of how commonwealths developed symbolic means for establishing their sovereignty and, with such means, began to establish early forms of the nation-state. Kantorowicz fled Nazi Germany in 1938, after refusing to sign a Nazi loyalty oath, and settled in the United States. While teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, he once again refused to sign an oath of allegiance, this one designed to identify Communist Party sympathizers. He was dismissed as a result of the controversy and moved to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where he remained for the rest of his life, and where he wrote The King's Two Bodies. Featuring a new introduction, The King's Two Bodies is a subtle history of how commonwealths developed symbolic means for establishing their sovereignty and, with such means, began to establish early forms of the nation-state.
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  • Contents: Introduction-- Social dimensions of patronage-- Architecture and ornament-- Gardens-- The landscape of sovereignty-- Epilogue-- Appendix-- Timelines-- Bibliography-- Index.
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Exploring the aristocratic villas and court culture of Cordoba, during its 'golden age' under the reign of the Umayyad dynasty (r. 756-1031 AD), this study illuminates a key facet of the secular architecture of the court and its relationship to the well-known Umayyad luxury arts. Based on textual and archaeological evidence, it offers a detailed analysis of the estates' architecture and gardens within a synthetic socio-historical framework.Author Glaire Anderson focuses closely on the Cordoban case study, synthesizing the archaeological evidence for the villas that has been unearthed from the 1980s up to 2009, with extant works of Andalusi art and architecture, as well as evidence from the Arabic texts. While the author brings her expertise on medieval Islamic architecture, art, and urbanism to the topic, the book contributes to wider art historical discourse as well: it is also a synthetic project that incorporates material and insights from experts in other fields (agricultural, economic, and social and political history). In this way, it offers a fuller picture of the topic and its relevance to Andalusi architecture and art, and to broader issues of architecture and social history in the caliphal lands and the Mediterranean.An important contribution of the book is that it illuminates the social history of the Cordoban villas, drawing on the medieval Arabic texts to explain patterns of patronage among the court elite. An overarching theme of the book is that the Cordoban estates fit within the larger historical constellation of Mediterranean villas and villa cultures, in contrast to long-standing art historical discourse that holds villas did not exist in the medieval period.
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For some historians, medieval Iberian society was one marked by peaceful coexistence and cross-cultural fertilization; others have sketched a harsher picture of Muslims and Christians engaged in an ongoing contest for political, religious, and economic advantage culminating in the fall of Muslim Granada and the expulsion of the Jews in the late fifteenth century. The reality that emerges in Medieval Iberia is more nuanced than either of these scenarios can comprehend. Now in an expanded, second edition, this monumental collection offers unparalleled access to the multicultural complexity of the lands that would become modern Portugal and Spain. The documents collected in Medieval Iberia date mostly from the eighth through the fifteenth centuries and have been translated from Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, Castilian, Catalan, and Portuguese by many of the most eminent scholars in the field of Iberian studies. Nearly one quarter of this edition is new, including visual materials and increased coverage of Jewish and Muslim affairs, as well as more sources pertaining to women, social and economic history, and domestic life. This primary source material ranges widely across historical chronicles, poetry, and legal and religious sources, and each is accompanied by a brief introduction placing the text in its historical and cultural setting. Arranged chronologically, the documents are also keyed so as to be accessible to readers interested in specific topics such as urban life, the politics of the royal courts, interfaith relations, or women, marriage, and the family.
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  • Imprinted images : eulogiai, magic, and incense
  • Icons of sound : Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine choros
  • Eeikon and identity : the rise of the relief icon in iconophile thought
  • The imprint of life : enamel in Byzantium
  • Transformative vision : allegory, poikilia, and pathema
  • The icon's circular poetics : the charis of choros
  • Inspirited icons, animated statues, and Komnenian iconoclasm
  • Epilogue: the future of the past
  • Appendix 1. The icons in the monastic inventories of the eleventh and twelfth centuries
  • Appendix 2. Byzantine enamel icons and the West, eleventh-twelfth centuries.
"Explores the Byzantine aesthetic of fugitive appearances by placing and filming art objects in spaces of changing light, and by uncovering the shifting appearances expressed in poetry, descriptions of art, and liturgical performance"--Provided by publisher.
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  • pt. 1. Late antique Jewish art
  • pt. 2. Early Christian art
  • pt. 3. Cultural exchange between Jews and Christians
  • pt. 4. Byzantine art
  • pt. 5. Hebrew illuminated manuscripts.
The nineteen essays assembled in this Festschrift represent the multiplicity of interests evident in Elisabeth (Elisheva) Revel-Neher's work. They cover a variety of subjects dealing with pictorial messages encrypted in various artistic media, and address a broad array of topics: Jewish identity in the late antique period; patronage in late antique Jewish and Christian religious architecture; Jewish-Christian polemics and the representation of the 'Other'; the question of Jewish or Christian illuminators of Hebrew books; the cultural background of illustrations in Hebrew manuscripts; Christian cosmology and dogma; the imagery of the Temple in the chapters; and, Jewish and Christian perceptions of women.The contributors are Rivka Ben-Sasson, Walter Cahn, Evelyn Cohen, Andreina Contessa, Eva Frojmovic, Lihi Habas, Dalia-Ruth Halperin, Colum Hourihane, Emma Maayan-Fanar, Herbert L. Kessler, Katrin Kogman-Appel, Shulamit Laderman, Mati Meyer, Bezalel Narkiss, Kurt Schubert, Sarit Shalev-Eyni, Margo Stroumsa-Uzan and Rina Talgam.
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This lavishly illustrated book explores the vibrant interaction among different and sometimes opposing cultures, and how their contacts with one another transformed them all. It chronicles the tumultuous history of Castile in the wake of the Christian capture of the Islamic city of Tulaytula, now Toledo, in the eleventh century and traces the development of Castilian culture as it was forged in the new intimacy of Christians with the Muslims and Jews they had overcome. The authors paint a portrait of the culture through its arts, architecture, poetry and prose, uniquely combining literary and visual arts. Concentrating on the eleventh and twelfth centuries, the book reveals the extent to which Castilian identity is deeply rooted in the experience of confrontation, interaction, and at times union with Hebrew and Arabic cultures during the first centuries of its creation. Abundantly illustrated, the volume serves as a splendid souvenir of southern Spain; beautifully written, it illuminates a culture deeply enriched by others.
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  • Sources of the Texts-- Editors's Introduction-- I. THE PRE-SORBONNE PERIOD (PRECEDING 1949)-- 1. The Relations of the Soul & the Body & the Problem of Perceptual Consciousness, from The Structure of Behavior (1942)-- 2. The War Has Taken Place (1945), from Sense and Non-Sense-- 3. What is Phenomenology? Preface to the Phenomenology of Perception (1945)-- 4. Cezanne's Doubt (1945), from Sense and Non-Sense-- 5. The Contemporary Philosophical Movement (1945), from Parcours, 1935 - 1951-- 6. The Primacy of Perception and its Philosophical Consequences (1946), from the Bulletin de la societe francaise de philosophie-- 7. Reality and its Shadow (1948), from Parcours, 1935 - 1951-- II. THE SORBONNE PERIOD (1949 - 1952)-- 8. A Note on Machiavelli (1949), from Signs-- 9. The Adversary is Complicit (1950), from Parcours, 1935 - 1951-- 10. The Child's Relations with Others (1951), extract, course at the Sorbonne-- 11. Human Engineering: The New "Human" Techniques of American Big Business (1951), from Parcours, 1935 - 1951-- 12. Man and Adversity, followed by discussion (1951), essay from Signs, discussion from Parcours Deux, 1951 - 1961-- 13. Indirect Language and the Voices of Silence (1952), from Signs-- 14. An Unpublished Text by Maurice Merleau-Ponty: A Prospectus of his Work (1952), from Parcours Deux, 1951 - 1961-- III. THE COLLEGE DE FRANCE PERIOD (1952 - 1961)-- 15. Epilogue to Adventures of the Dialectic (1953 - 54)-- 16. Preface (1960) to Signs-- 17. Eye and Mind (1961)-- 18. Merleau-Ponty in Person (1958), from Parcours Deux, 1951 - 1961-- 19. The Intertwining - The Chiasm (1960 - 61), from The Visible and the Invisible-- 20. New Working Notes from the Period of The Visible and the Invisible (1955 - 61).
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The first reader to offer a comprehensive view of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's (1908-1961) work, this selection collects in one volume the foundational essays necessary for understanding the core of this critical twentieth-century philosopher's thought. Arranged chronologically, the essays are grouped in three sections corresponding to the major periods of Merleau-Ponty's work: First the years prior to his appointment to the Sorbonne in 1949, the early existentialist period during which he wrote important works on the phenomenology of perception and the primacy of perception; second the years of his work as professor of child psychology at the Sorbonne, a period especially concerned with language; and finally, his years as chair of modern philosophy at the College de France a time devoted to the articulation of a new ontology and philosophy of nature. The editors, who provide an interpretive introduction, also include previously unpublished working notes found in Merleau-Ponty's papers after his death. Translations of all selections have been updated and several appear here in English for the first time. By contextualizing Merleau-Ponty's writings on the philosophy of art and politics within the overall development of his thought, this volume allows readers to see both the breadth of his contribution to twentieth-century philosophy and the convergence of the various strand of his reflection.
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Offering a comprehensive view of Maurice Merleau Ponty's (1908-1961) work, this selection collects the foundational essays necessary for understanding the core of this critical twentieth-century philosopher's thought.
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  • Madinat al-Zahra: : transformation of a caliphal city / Antonio Vallejo Triano
  • The dwellings of Madinat al-Zahra : a methodological approach / Antonio Almagro Villa (Munya)
  • Architecture in Umayyad, Cordoba : preliminary considerations / Glaire D. Anderson
  • Poems in stone : the iconography of amirid Poetry, and its "Petrification" on Amirid Marbles / Mariam Rosser-Owen
  • Love in the ime of Fitna : 'Courtliness' and the "Pamplona" casket / Cynthia Robinson
  • Evolution of the Andalusi urban landscape: from the dispersed to the saturated Medina / Julio Navarro and Pedro Jimenez
  • Re-examining Almohad economies in South-western al-Andalus through petrological analysis of archaeological ceramics / Rebecca Bridgman
  • The Andalusi house in Granada (thirteenth to sixteenth centuries) / Antonio Orihuela
  • Understanding architectural change at the Alhambra : stratigraphicanalysis of the Western Gallery, Court of the Myrtles / Camilla Mileto and Fernando Vegas
  • Sixteenth-century viceregal ceramics and the creation of a Mudejar myth in New Spain / Maria Judith Feliciano
  • Owen Jones and the Alhambra court at the Crystal Palace / Kathryn Ferry
  • Visions of al-Andalus in twentieth-century Spanish Mosque architecture / Jennifer Roberson
"Revisiting al-Andalus" brings together a range of recent scholarship on the material culture of Islamic Iberia, highlighting especially the new directions that have developed in the Anglo-American branch of this field since the 1992 catalogue of the influential exhibition, Al-Andalus: the Art of Islamic Spain.Together with examples of recent Spanish scholarship on medieval architecture and urbanism, the volume's contributors (historians of art and architecture, archaeologists, and architects) explore topics such as the relationship between Andalusi literature and art; architecture, urbanism, and court culture; domestic architecture; archaeology as a tool for analyzing economic and architectural history; cultural transfer between the Iberian Peninsula and the New World; 19th-century "rediscovery" of al-Andalus; and modern architectural and historiographical attempts to construct an Andalusi cultural identity. Contributors include: Antonio Almagro, Glaire D. Anderson, Rebecca Bridgman, Maria Judith Feliciano, Kathryn Ferry, Pedro Jimenez, Julio Navarro, Camila Mileto, Antonio Orihuela, Jennifer Roberson, Cynthia Robinson, Mariam Rosser-Owen, Antonio Vallejo Triano, and Fernando Vegas.
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  • Introduction: The experience of power in medieval Europe, 950 - 1350, Robert F. Berkhofer III, Alan Cooper and Adam J. Kosto. Part I The Use of Power: Heirs to the Apostles: saintly power and ducal authority in hagiography of early Normandy, Samantha Kahn Herrick-- The provisions of Oxford: assessing/assigning authority in time of unrest, Claire Valente-- Abbatial authority over lay agents, Robert F. Berkhofer III-- Good servants, bad lords: the abuse of authority by Jewish bailiffs in the medieval Crown of Aragon, Elka Klein-- Lordship and coinage in Empuries, ca. 1080 - ca. 1140, Stephen P. Bensch-- Signum meum apposui: notaries and their signs in medieval Languedoc, Alan Friedlander. Part II Power Relations: A charter of Oliba from his entry into religious life, Paul Freedman-- Inheritance of power in the house of Guifred the Hairy: contemporary perspectives on the formation of a dynasty, Nathaniel L. Taylor-- Transformations in the power of wives and widows near Montpellier, 985 - 1213, Elizabeth Haluska-Rausch-- Protestations of ignorance in Domesday Book, Alan Cooper-- Hostages and the habit of representation in thirteenth-century Occitania, Adam J. Kosto. Part III Discourses of Power: Abbas and Rex: power and authority in the literature of Fleury, 987 - 1044, Frederick S. Paxton-- Power, personality - and perversity? Robert of Arbrissel (ca. 1045 - 1116) and his critics, Bruce L. Venarde-- Lords and monks: creating an ideal of noble power in monastic chronicles, Jennifer Paxton-- The lordship of jongleurs, Carol Symes-- Marian monarchy in thirteenth-century Castile, Amy G. Remensnyder-- The re-experience of medieval power: tormented voices in the haunted house of empiricism, Simon R. Doubleday-- Index.
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Taking their inspiration from the work of Thomas N. Bisson, to whom the book is dedicated, the contributors to this volume explore the experience of power in medieval Europe: the experience of those who held power, those who helped them wield it, and those who felt its effects. The seventeen essays in the collection, which range geographically from England in the north to Castile in the south, and chronologically from the tenth century to the fourteenth, address a series of specific topics in institutional, social, religious, cultural, and intellectual history. Taken together, they present three distinct ways of discussing power in a medieval historical context: uses of power, relations of power, and discourses of power. The collection thus examines not only the operational and social aspects of power, but also power as a contested category within the medieval world. The Experience of Power suggests new and fruitful ways of understanding and studying power in the Middle Ages.
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This work deals with "wasf" or description which is one of the salient characteristics of the "qasidah" (classical Arabic poetry) tradition. It examines descriptive passages in a selected group of Arabic "qasidah" from different ages, with the motifs of horses, and bees and honey-gathering.
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  • Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages
  • The Pilgrimage to Santiago and to the end of the world
  • Views of the journey
  • Doing the Pilgrimage
  • The route
  • Getting there
  • What to take
  • Suggested reading
  • Organizations.
From Tibetan Buddhists at Jokang to Muslims at Mecca for the hajj, pilgrims across faiths and cultures travel thousands of miles - often by foot - to reach holy sites. Such journeys are considered proof of ultimate devotion, the most important act of an individual's life. The intense mystical and physical aspects of pilgrimages have recently sparked a modern revival, leading travelers in search of spiritual growth and physical challenge to embark on these sacred adventures. Pilgrimage to the End of the World takes the reader, via Conrad Rudolph's able eyes and feet, to the holy site of Santiago de Compostela, believed to be the burial place of the apostle James. Discovered around AD 812, it became one of the most important pilgrimage destinations for Westerners (after Rome and Jerusalem) and has recently received an influx of renewed attention since being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today it is the second most popular Catholic pilgrimage center, having been visited by Francis of Assisi and Pope John Paul II, among others. Rudolph made this passage himself, traveling the two and a half months and one thousand miles along the ancient pilgrimage route from Le Puy, in south-central France, to Santiago, Spain. Offering his perspective as a medieval art historian as well as a veteran traveler, Rudolph melds the ancient and the contemporary, the spiritual and the physical, in a chronicle of his travels to this captivating place. From anecdotes to travel tips for "the wise pilgrim" (routes to take, physical training required, what to eat, where to stay, what to bring, and even recommendations of other publications), this book is at once travel guide, literary work, historical study, and memoir. Sincerely and engagingly written, it will appeal to travelers, religious scholars, and historians - and will have you wanting to embark for Spain as you close it.
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