Imago Mortis: Mediating Images of Death in Late Medieval Culture

Imago Mortis: Mediating Images of Death in Late Medieval Culture

by Ashby Kinch

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004243699
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/15/2013
Series: Visualising the Middle Ages , #9
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 301
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ashby Kinch, Ph.D (2000) is Associate Professor of English at The University of Montana. He has co-edited a book and published several articles on Alain Chartier, as well as numerous articles on medieval death art and Middle English literature.

Table of Contents

List of Figures ... vii
Preface ... xiii

Introduction: The Mediating Image of Death ... 1

Section One: Facing Death
1: “Yet mercie thou shal have”: Affirmative Visions of Dying in Illustrations of Henry Suso’s “De Scientia” ... 35
2: Verbo-Visual Mirrors of Mortality in Thomas Hoccleve’s “Lerne for to Die” ... 69

Section Two: Facing the Dead
3: Commemorating Power in the Legend of the Three Living and Three Dead ... 109
4: Spiritual, Artistic, and Political Economies of Death: Audelay’s Three Dead Kings and the Lancastrian Cadaver Tomb ... 145

Section Three: The Community of Death
5: “My stile I wille directe”: Lydgate and the Bedford Workshop Reinvent the Danse Macabre ... 185
6: The Parlementaire , the Mayor, and the Crisis of Community in the Danse Macabre ... 227

Epilogue: The Afterlives of Medieval Images of Death ... 261

Bibliography ... 281
Index ... 297

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