The Bishop's Palace: Architecture and Authority in Medieval Italy / Edition 1

The Bishop's Palace: Architecture and Authority in Medieval Italy / Edition 1

by Maureen C. Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801485398

ISBN-13: 9780801485398

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Cornell University Press

This lavishly illustrated book looks at the art and architecture of episcopal palaces as expressions of power and ideology. Tracing the history of the bishop's residence in the urban centers of northern Italy over the Middle Ages, Maureen C. Miller asks why this once rudimentary and highly fortified structure called a domus became a complex and elegant "palace"…  See more details below

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This lavishly illustrated book looks at the art and architecture of episcopal palaces as expressions of power and ideology. Tracing the history of the bishop's residence in the urban centers of northern Italy over the Middle Ages, Maureen C. Miller asks why this once rudimentary and highly fortified structure called a domus became a complex and elegant "palace" (palatium) by the late twelfth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801485398
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Series:
Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Abbreviationsxi
Introduction1
I.Office/Space: The Architectural Expression of Episcopal Authority, 300-130013
Chapter 1The Episcopal Residence in Late Antiquity: The Episcopium16
Chapter 2The Episcopal Residence in the Early Middle Ages: The Domus Sancte Ecclesie54
Chapter 3The Episcopal Residence in the Central Middle Ages: The Bishop's Palace86
II.Culture/Power: The Character of Space and the Meaning of Actions123
Chapter 4Urban Space and Sacred Authority125
Chapter 5What Kind of Lord? The Bishop in His Hall170
Chapter 6Spiritual Space, Interiority, and Charismatic Authority: The Bishop's Chapel216
Conclusion253
Appendix261
Selected Bibliography277
Index/Glossary303

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