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  • Picturing the 'Pregnant' Magdalene in Northern Art, 1430-1550by Penny Howell Jolly

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Examining innovations in Mary Magdalene imagery in northern art 1430 to 1550, Penny Jolly explores how the saint’s widespread popularity drew upon her ability to embody oppositions and embrace a range of paradoxical roles: sinner-prostitute and saint, erotic seductress and holy prophet. Analyzing paintings by Rogier van der Weyden, Quentin Massys,... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Medieval Iconographyby Colum Hourihane

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Sometimes enjoying considerable favor, sometimes less, iconography has been an essential element in medieval art historical studies since the beginning of the discipline. Some of the greatest art historians – including Mâle, Warburg, Panofsky, Morey, and Schapiro – have devoted their lives to understanding and structuring what exactly the subject... more...

  • The Reliquary Effectby Cynthia Hahn

    Reaktion Books 2016; US$ 50.00

    From skeletons to strips of cloth to little pieces of dust, reliquaries can be found in many forms, and while sometimes they may seem grotesque on their surface, they are nonetheless invested with great spiritual and memorial value. In this book, Cynthia Hahn offers the first full survey in English of the societal value of reliquaries, showing how... more...

  • Postcolonising the Medieval Imageby Eva Frojmovic; Catherine E. Karkov

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Postcolonial theories have transformed literary, historical and cultural studies over the past three decades. Yet the study of medieval art and visualities has, in general, remained Eurocentric in its canon and conservative in its approaches. 'Postcolonising', as the eleven essays in this volume show, entails active intervention into the field of medieval... more...

  • Pilgrimage and Politics in Colonial Bengalby Imma Ramos

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    From the late nineteenth century onwards the concept of Mother India assumed political significance in colonial Bengal. Reacting against British rule, Bengali writers and artists gendered the nation in literature and visual culture in order to inspire patriotism amongst the indigenous population. This book will examine the process by which the Hindu... more...

  • Michelangelo's Poetry and Iconography in the Heart of the Reformationby Ambra Moroncini

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Contextualizing Michelangelo’s poetry and spirituality within the framework of the religious Zeitgeist of his era, this study investigates his poetic production to shed new light on the artist’s religious beliefs and unique language of art. Author Ambra Moroncini looks first and foremost at Michelangelo the poet and proposes a thought-provoking reading... more...

  • Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500by Renana Bartal; Neta Bodner; Bianca Kuhnel

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 155.00

    Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500, focuses on the unique ways that natural materials carry the spirit of place. Since early Christianity, wood, earth, water and stone were taken from loca sancta to signify them elsewhere. Academic discourse has indiscriminately grouped material tokens from holy places... more...

  • Lit!by Tony Reinke

    Crossway 2011; US$ 16.99

    Sounds the call for Christians to reclaim the priority, privilege, and practice of reading. Reinke reminds us that God is the author of all knowledge, and it is his light we seek in all our reading. more...

  • Art of the Spiritby Helen Bradfield; Joan Pringle; Judy Ridout

    Dundurn 1992; US$ 10.99

    Chosen for their excellence in design and stitchery, these works represent the achievements of artists who have created art, in fabric, for places of worship. This book celebrates this important artistic expression, a significant part of our heritage. more...

  • Art and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Europeby Nigel Aston

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 45.00

    Eighteenth-century Europe witnessed monumental upheavals in both the Catholic and Protestant faiths and the repercussions rippled down to the churches’ religious art forms. Nigel Aston now chronicles here the intertwining of cultural and institutional turmoil during this pivotal century.            ... more...