New Publication: Byzantium in Eastern European Visual Culture in the Late Middle Ages, edited by Maria Alessia Rossi & Alice Isabella Sullivan

Byzantium in Eastern European Visual Culture in the Late Middle Ages, edited by Maria Alessia Rossi and Alice Isabella Sullivan, engages with issues of cultural contact and patronage, as well as the transformation and appropriation of Byzantine artistic, theological, and political models, alongside local traditions, across Eastern Europe. The regions of the Balkan Peninsula, the Carpathian Mountains, and early modern Russia have been treated in scholarship within limited frameworks or excluded altogether from art historical conversations. This volume encourages different readings of the artistic landscapes of Eastern Europe during the late medieval period, highlighting the cultural and artistic productions of individual centers. These ought to be considered individually and as part of larger networks, thus revealing their shared heritage and indebtedness to artistic and cultural models adopted from elsewhere, and especially from Byzantium.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Maria Alessia Rossi and Alice Isabella Sullivan

1. The Allegory of Wisdom in Chrelja’s Tower seen through Philotheos Kokkinos, Justin L. Willson

2. How Byzantine was the Moscow Inauguration of 1498?, Alexandra Vukovich

3. Intellectual Relationships between the Byzantine and Serbian Elites during the Palaiologan Era, Elias Petrou

4. An Unexpected Image of Diplomacy in a Vatican Panel, Marija Mihajlovic-Shipley

5. Byzantine Heritage and Serbian Ruling Ideology in Early Fourteenth-Century Monumental Painting, Maria Alessia Rossi

6. Dečani between the Adriatic Littoral and Byzantium, Ida Sinkević

7. Triconch Churches Sponsored by Serbian and Wallachian Nobility, Jelena Bogdanović

8. Moldavian Art and Architecture between Byzantium and the West, Alice Isabella Sullivan

9. The Byzantine Tradition in Wallachian and Moldavian Embroideries, Henry David Schilb

10. Rethinking the Veglia Altar Frontal from the Victoria and Albert Museum and its Patron, Danijel Ciković and Iva Jazbec Tomaić

Read or order the book here.


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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