New Publication: ‘Germigny-l’Exempt ou les Trois Deniers de Gaspard’ by Emmanuel Legeard

This book aims to situate the art and architecture of the French medieval church of Germigny-l’Exempt within the global historical context of the formation of France in the 12th and 13th centuries.

New Publication: ‘Saint Cecilia in the Renaissance: The Emergence of a Musical Icon’ by John A. Rice

This study uncovers how Saint Cecilia came to be closely associated with music and musicians. Until the fifteenth century, Saint Cecilia was not connected with music. She was perceived as one of many virgin martyrs, with no obvious musical skills or interests. During the next two centuries, however, she inspired many musical works written inContinue reading “New Publication: ‘Saint Cecilia in the Renaissance: The Emergence of a Musical Icon’ by John A. Rice”

New Publication: ‘Urnes Stave Church and Its Global Romanesque Connections’, edited by Kirk Ambrose, Griffin Murray and Margrete Syrstad Andås

This book situates the art and architecture of the stave church of Urnes within a global perspective and aims to reinvigorate scholarly interest and debate in one of the world’s most important churches. Urnes is the oldest and best known of the Norwegian stave churches. Despite its rich sculptural program, complex building history, fine medievalContinue reading “New Publication: ‘Urnes Stave Church and Its Global Romanesque Connections’, edited by Kirk Ambrose, Griffin Murray and Margrete Syrstad Andås”

New Publication: ‘Riemenschneider in Rothenburg: Sacred Space and Civic Identity in the Late Medieval City’, by Katherine M. Boivin, PSU Press

Using altarpieces by the famed medieval artist Tilman Riemenschneider as touchstones for her argument, Boivin explores how artwork in Germany’s preeminent medieval city, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, deliberately propagated civic ideals.

New Publication: ‘Visual Translation: Illuminated Manuscripts and the First French Humanists’ by Anne D. Hedeman, Notre Dame Press

With over 180 color images, this major reference book will appeal to students and scholars of French, comparative literature, art history, history of the book, and translation studies.

New Publication: ‘How Do Images Work? Strategies of Visual Communication in Medieval Art’, ed. by Christine Beier, Tim Juckes and Assaf Pinkus

This anthology examines the workings of historical imagery in fourteen essays, offering fresh perspectives from leading researchers on a wide range of medieval and early modern artworks in a similarly wide range of functional contexts.

New Publication: ‘Christian Thought in the Medieval Islamicate World – ‘Abdīshō’ of Nisisbis and the Apologetic Tradition’ by Salam Rassi

Oxford Oriental Monographs First book-length history of Syriac and Christian Arabic apologetic literature First intellectual biography of an influential Syriac author An in-depth analysis of the entangled worlds of medieval Christian and Islamic theology A detailed study of a much-neglected period of social and intellectual history in the Middle East Christian Thought in the MedievalContinue reading “New Publication: ‘Christian Thought in the Medieval Islamicate World – ‘Abdīshō’ of Nisisbis and the Apologetic Tradition’ by Salam Rassi”