Epigram, Art, and Devotion in Later Byzantium Hardback

by Ivan Drpic;


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Epigram, Art, and Devotion in Later Byzantium

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This book explores the nexus of art, personal piety, and self-representation in the last centuries of Byzantium. Spanning the period from around 1100 to around 1450, it focuses upon the evidence of verse inscriptions, or epigrams, on works of art. Epigrammatic poetry, Professor Drpic argues, constitutes a critical - if largely neglected - source for reconstructing aesthetic and socio-cultural discourses that informed the making, use, and perception of art in the Byzantine world. Bringing together art-historical and literary modes of analysis, the book examines epigrams and other related texts alongside an array of objects, including icons, reliquaries, ecclesiastical textiles, mosaics, and entire church buildings. By attending to such diverse topics as devotional self-fashioning, the aesthetics of adornment, sacred giving, and the erotics of the icon, this study offers a penetrating and highly original account of Byzantine art and its place in Byzantine society and religious life.

Epigram, Art, and Devotion in Later Byzantium by Ivan Drpic was published by Cambridge University Press in June 2016. The ISBN for Epigram, Art, and Devotion in Later Byzantium is 9781107151512.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (June 2016)
Weight1210g
Number of Pages400
Thickness30 mm
Height247 mm
Width174 mm
ISBN9781107151512
ISBN-101107151511
Product Code4451913
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