New Publication: Nicolas Melvani, Late Byzantine Sculpture

This book provides a detailed description and interpretation of multiple aspects of sculpture from late Byzantine monuments. Although individual monuments of the late Byzantine period have been exhaustively published and analyzed, the role of their sculptural decoration is usually overlooked. Whereas architectural features and, especially, wall paintings are treated in full detail, sculpture is approachedContinue reading “New Publication: Nicolas Melvani, Late Byzantine Sculpture”

Publication News: New Issue of Al Masaq

Publication News: New Issue of Al Masaq. Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean The latest issue of Al Masaq is now available online, including articles by Ermioni Karachaliou on the Island of Aegina, Florin Curta on markets in Tenth-Century al-Andalus, Ulisse Cecini on Mark of Toledo’s Latin Quran translation, and Ana Echevarria on Islamic confraternities and funerary practices. Also reviewed in the journalContinue reading “Publication News: New Issue of Al Masaq”

Recent Speculum reviews of books on medieval art

New reviews in Speculum include those of: Christine Sciacca , ed., Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300–1350. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012. Sherry C. M. Lindquist , ed., The Meanings of Nudity in Medieval Art. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2012. Warwick Rodwell , The Archaeology of Churches. Stroud, UK: Amberley Publishing, 2012.Continue reading “Recent Speculum reviews of books on medieval art”