Art in Spain and Portugal from the Romans to the Early Middle Ages: Routes and Myths

Art in Spain and Portugal from the Romans to the Early Middle Ages: Routes and Myths

by Rose Walker


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In this colorfully illustrated book, Rose Walker surveys Spanish and Portuguese art and architecture from the time of the Roman conquest to the early twelfth century. For generations, scholarly discussions of such art have been complicated by a focus on maps of the pilgrimage roads and images of the Reconquista. Walker contextualizes these aspects by bringing together an exceptionally diverse range of academic studies, including work previously familiar only to Hispanophone audiences. By breaking down chronological, regional, and disciplinary divides that have limited scholarship on the subject for decades, this book enriches the wider English-language literature on early medieval art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580442183
Publisher: Medieval Institute Publications
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Series: Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture Series , #16
Pages: 490
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Rose Walker is an art historian and former instructor at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Lie of the Land: Art and Architecture along the Roman Roads
Chapter 2 Believing and Belonging: Late Antiquity and the Wider Mediterranean
Chapter 3 The Visigothic Period: Fragmentation and Accretion
Chapter 4 The Eighth and Ninth Centuries: Re-emergence and Invention
Chapter 5 The Great Tenth Century
Chapter 6 Dispersal After the Fall of the Caliphate
Chapter 7 Trading Peace, Gold, and Expertise
Chapter 8 The Making of Romanesque: Reform and Synergy

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