The Art of Empire: Christian Art in Its Imperial Context

The Art of Empire: Christian Art in Its Imperial Context


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ISBN-13: 9781451487664
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2015
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

List of Contributors ix

Introduction 1

1 Allusions to Imperial Rituals in Fourth-Century Christian Art Robin M. Jensen 13

2 Revisiting the Emperor Mystique: The Traditio Legis as an Anti-Imperial Image Lee M. Jefferson 49

3 The Memory of "Peter" in Fourth-Century Rome: Church, Mausoleum, and Jupiter on the Via Praeneslina Douglas Boin 87

4 From Victim to Victor: Developing an Iconography of Suffering in Early Christian Art Felicity Harley-McGowan 115

5 The Good Shepherd and the Enthroned Ruler: A Reconsideration of Imperial Iconography in the Early Church Jennifer Awes Freeman 159

6 Representing Ritual, Christianizing the pompa circensis: Imperial Spectacle at Rome in a Christianizing Empire Jacob A. Latham 197

7 Was the Presence of Christ in Statues? The Challenge of Divine Media for a Jewish Roman God Michael Peppard 225

8 The Visualization of the Imperial Cult in Late Antique Constantinople Katharine Marsengill 271

9 Does the Hinton St. Mary Mosaic Depict Christ? Adam Levine 301

Index 351

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