New Publication: Catalan Maps and Jewish Books: The Intellectual Profile of Elisha ben Abraham Cresques (1325-1387), by Katrin Kogman-Appel

This books describes the life of Elisa ben Abraham Cresques, known to many as the author of the Catalan Atlas, and focuses on the Jewish aspects of his fascinating career, his professional profile, and his scholarship. This book presents a small chapter in the intellectual history of the Jews of Majorca. Its key figure isContinue reading “New Publication: Catalan Maps and Jewish Books: The Intellectual Profile of Elisha ben Abraham Cresques (1325-1387), by Katrin Kogman-Appel”

New Publication: Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Early Fatimid Architecture, by Jennifer Pruitt

A riveting exploration of how the Fatimid dynasty carefully orchestrated an architectural program that proclaimed their legitimacy This groundbreaking study investigates the early architecture of the Fatimids, an Ismaili Shi‘i Muslim dynasty that dominated the Mediterranean world from the 10th to the 12th century. This period, considered a golden age of multicultural and interfaith tolerance,Continue reading “New Publication: Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Early Fatimid Architecture, by Jennifer Pruitt”

Publication: Stone Fidelity: Marriage and Emotion in Medieval Tomb Sculpture, by Jessica Barker

With 33 colour and 63 black & white illustrations, it’s a beautiful study of “double tomb” effigies in the Middle Ages. Pioneering investigation of the popular “double tomb” effigies in the Middle Ages. Medieval tombs often depict husband and wife lying side-by-side, and hand in hand, immortalised in elegantly carved stone: what Phiilip Larkin’s poem An ArundelContinue reading “Publication: Stone Fidelity: Marriage and Emotion in Medieval Tomb Sculpture, by Jessica Barker”

New Book: Flamboyant Architecture and Medieval Technicality: The Rise of Artistic Consciousness at the End of Middle Ages (c. 1400 – c. 1530), Jean-Marie Guillouët

Flamboyant Architecture and Medieval Technicality: The Rise of Artistic Consciousness at the End of Middle Ages (c. 1400 – c. 1530) By Jean-Marie Guillouët xviii + 200 p., 70 b/w ills, 43 colour ill., 216 x 280 mm, 2019 ISBN 978-2-503-57729-6 More Info: http://bit.ly/2lB7Y76 This book seeks to further our understanding of the socio-genesis of artistic modernityContinue reading “New Book: Flamboyant Architecture and Medieval Technicality: The Rise of Artistic Consciousness at the End of Middle Ages (c. 1400 – c. 1530), Jean-Marie Guillouët”

New Publication: L’iconographie du Livre du Cœur d’amour épris de René d’Anjou, by Rose-Marie Ferré

Informations pratiques : Rose-Marie Ferré, L’iconographie du Livre du Cœur d’amour épris de René d’Anjou, Turnhout, Brepols, 2018 (Répertoire Iconographique de la Littérature du Moyen Age, 6). 145 p., 70 colour ill., 156 x 234 mm, 2018 ISBN: 978-2-503-58002-9 Prix: EUR 60, 00 Le cycle iconographique quasiment complet du Livre du Cœeur d’amour épris est iciContinue reading “New Publication: L’iconographie du Livre du Cœur d’amour épris de René d’Anjou, by Rose-Marie Ferré”

New Publication: Les modèles dans l’art du Moyen Âge (XIIe-XVe siècles), edited by L. Terrier Aliferis & D. Borlée

Informations pratiques : Les modèles dans l’art du Moyen Âge (XIIe-XVe siècles), dir. L. Terrier Aliferis, D. Borlée, Turnhout, Brepols, 2018 (Les Études du RILMA, 10). 284 p., 150 b/w ill. + 54 colour ill., 210 x 297 mm. ISBN: 978-2-503-57802-6. Prix : 90 euros. Ce volume réunit, pour la première fois sur le sujet,Continue reading “New Publication: Les modèles dans l’art du Moyen Âge (XIIe-XVe siècles), edited by L. Terrier Aliferis & D. Borlée”

New Books: ‘Il Maestro di Nola’ and ‘Medieval manuscripts: Ghent University Library’

Il Maestro di Nola. Un vertice impareggiabile del tardogotico a Napoli e in Campania, by EMANUELE ZAPPASOD ISBN: 978-8874613465 Description: En los últimos años se ha puesto de manifiesto, cada vez con más claridad, que el patrimonio artístico del sur de Italia puede compararse, por la calidad, importancia y carga poética, de igual a igual conContinue reading “New Books: ‘Il Maestro di Nola’ and ‘Medieval manuscripts: Ghent University Library’”

Books roundup: New Books by Brepols Publishers on Medieval Architecture

Decorated Revisited English Architectural Style in Context, 1250-1400 Edited by John Munns  ISBN 978-2-503-55434-1 Thirty-Five years after the publication of Jean Bony’s seminal work on the so-called Decorated style of English architecture (The English Decorated Style: Gothic Architecture Transformed, 1979), this volume brings together a selection of groundbreaking essays by the most promising emerging scholarsContinue reading “Books roundup: New Books by Brepols Publishers on Medieval Architecture”

Book round-up: A History of the Gutenberg Bible, by Eric Marshall White

The Gutenberg Bible is widely recognized as Europe’s first printed book, a book that forever changed the world. However, despite its initial impact, fame was fleeting: for the better part of three centuries the Bible was virtually forgotten; only after two centuries of tenacious and contentious scholarship did it attain its iconic status as aContinue reading “Book round-up: A History of the Gutenberg Bible, by Eric Marshall White”