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Anglo-Saxon Crucifixion Iconography and the Art of the Monastic Revival
     

Anglo-Saxon Crucifixion Iconography and the Art of the Monastic Revival

by Barbara Catherine Raw
 

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This book provides a major study of the drawings, paintings and carvings of the crucifixion from tenth- and eleventh-century England, placing these works of art within the context of the tenth-century monastic revival. The drawings and paintings of the crucifixion are discussed in relation to the literature, theology, liturgy and devotional practices of the late

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This book provides a major study of the drawings, paintings and carvings of the crucifixion from tenth- and eleventh-century England, placing these works of art within the context of the tenth-century monastic revival. The drawings and paintings of the crucifixion are discussed in relation to the literature, theology, liturgy and devotional practices of the late Anglo-Saxon period in order to reveal the richness and subtlety of religious belief at this time. Late Anglo-Saxon religious art is shown to have played a central role in the monastic life; it called to mind the gospel events and set out their theological significance; it demonstrated the truth of the gospel message; it moved men's hearts, allowing them to experience the presence of Christ and to respond as though they had actually been present at His death.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521093088
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/08/2009
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England Series , #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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