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'You Shall Surely not Die': The Concepts of Sin and Death as Expressed in the Manuscript Art of Northwestern Europe, c.800-1200 (2 Vols.)
     

'You Shall Surely not Die': The Concepts of Sin and Death as Expressed in the Manuscript Art of Northwestern Europe, c.800-1200 (2 Vols.)

by Jill Bradley
 

The period 800-1200 saw many changes in attitude towards death, sin and salvation. Visual sources can provide a valuable complement to written sources, often modifying or adding another dimension to what scholars and theologians expressed in words. Taking miniatures showing the Fall of Man and those with personifications of death, this study looks at the ideas they

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The period 800-1200 saw many changes in attitude towards death, sin and salvation. Visual sources can provide a valuable complement to written sources, often modifying or adding another dimension to what scholars and theologians expressed in words. Taking miniatures showing the Fall of Man and those with personifications of death, this study looks at the ideas they express and the relationship between them. It examines both the general tendencies and specific manuscripts, relating them to their contexts and to the writings of the time. This book shows the shifts in ideas as to what constitutes sin, the merging of eschatological death with sin and a new emphasis on physical death, thereby giving new insights into medieval thought and culture.

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From the Publisher
"Bradley’s book is highly original". Katja Ritari, University of Helsinki. In: Mirator 10:1/2009, p. 96-98.

"Bradley‘s extremely thorough investigation prioritises the important symbiosis between text, image and society and, in so doing, yields a wealth of fresh insight into medieval attitudes toward sin and death". Natalie Jones, University of Leicester. In: Peer English, Issue 4, p. 130-133.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004169104
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/05/2008
Series:
Library of the Written Word / Library of the Written Word - The Manuscript World Series , #4
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jill Bradley, Ph.D (2008), is affiliated to the Centre for Ph.D Research at the Radboud University, Nijmegen. Among her publications are contributions to the selected papers of Passages from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, 2005 and 2007.

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