Art and Patronage in the Medieval Mediterranean: Merchant Culture in the Region of Amalfi

Art and Patronage in the Medieval Mediterranean: Merchant Culture in the Region of Amalfi

by Jill Caskey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521284260

ISBN-13: 9780521284264

Pub. Date: 06/16/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An important trade center in the medieval Mediterranean, Amalfi and its surrounding regions sustained impressive art production and patronage from the eleventh through thirteenth centuries. With the rise of the Angevin kingdom, however, a demise of Amalfi's eclectic art tradition took place and, by the fourteenth century, its painting and sculpture reflected…  See more details below

Overview

An important trade center in the medieval Mediterranean, Amalfi and its surrounding regions sustained impressive art production and patronage from the eleventh through thirteenth centuries. With the rise of the Angevin kingdom, however, a demise of Amalfi's eclectic art tradition took place and, by the fourteenth century, its painting and sculpture reflected compromises between local and Neapolitan styles, demonstrating the erosion of its autonomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521284264
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/16/2011
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the art of mercatantia: medieval commerce and culture in southwest Italy; 1. The experience and politics of mercatantia; 2. Amalfitans at home: residential architecture and its Mediterranean syntheses; 3. Private and public in Amalfitan religious space; 4. Amalfi and the new metropolis: the decline of the art of mercatantia.

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