Vision and Image in Early Christian England

Vision and Image in Early Christian England

by George Henderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521551307

ISBN-13: 9780521551304

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Professor Henderson's book investigates the ways in which the English, in the two centuries following their conversion to Christianity, expressed their new convictions about this world, and the next. It deals with the impact of books and travel on the Anglo-Saxons, discusses personal sanctity and the manipulation of belief by the state, and identifies the positive

Overview

Professor Henderson's book investigates the ways in which the English, in the two centuries following their conversion to Christianity, expressed their new convictions about this world, and the next. It deals with the impact of books and travel on the Anglo-Saxons, discusses personal sanctity and the manipulation of belief by the state, and identifies the positive role of art in a society constantly afflicted by wars and epidemics. Henderson combines now fragmentary visual and literary evidence in this carefully illustrated book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521551304
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Studies in Medieval Life and Thought
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: approaches to images in the early Christian world; 2. Secular impulses towards the Insular manuscript style; 3. Christian art: influx and impact; 4. The colour purple: a late-antique phenomenon and its Anglo-Saxon reflexes; 5. Holy men and heavenly beings; 6. Incentives towards artistic production in early Christian England: some case histories.

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