Siena and the Virgin: Art and Politics in a Late Medieval City State

Siena and the Virgin: Art and Politics in a Late Medieval City State

by Diana Norman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300080069

ISBN-13: 9780300080063

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

This richly illustrated book explores late medieval Sienese art and its celebration of the Virgin Mary as both an object of religious affection and a focus of civic pride. The author examines how art was created, commissioned, and understood by the citizens of Siena and the surrounding contado, and she offers a new understanding of Marian art and its political

Overview

This richly illustrated book explores late medieval Sienese art and its celebration of the Virgin Mary as both an object of religious affection and a focus of civic pride. The author examines how art was created, commissioned, and understood by the citizens of Siena and the surrounding contado, and she offers a new understanding of Marian art and its political function as an expression of civic ideology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300080063
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 11.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Acknowledgements ix
PART I FEASTS AND FEALTIES
Civic Rituals and Images
1(20)
PART II THE CITY
The Cathedral
21(24)
The Town Hall
45(22)
The Patronal Altars
67(20)
The Spedale
87(20)
PART III THE CONTADO
Massa Marittima
107(26)
San Leonardo al Lago
133(24)
Montalcino
157(26)
Montepulciano and Siena
183(26)
Epilogue Under the Sway of the Virgin 209(6)
Notes 215(24)
Select Bibliography 239(6)
Index 245(7)
Photographic Acknowledgements 252

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