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Title :

Byzantium, eastern Christendom and Islam : art at the crossroads of the medieval Mediterranean, v. I

Author :
HUNT, Lucy-Anne ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The central theme of the articles reprinted is the role of the visual arts and architecture in the cultural interaction between medieval societies, Christian and Muslim, in the eastern Mediterranean. Visual forms of production and communication amongst Christian communities themselves, and between Christian and Muslim, are discussed within their specific social and political contexts. Placing the emphasis on areas which passed between Christian and Muslim raises questions of the formation of identities as well as the relationship of the periphery to the centre. Focusing on the areas of Egypt, Syria and Palestine in relation to Byzantium, Islam and the West provides a framework for consideration of particular issues, especially the identity of particular communities and ways in which monuments and works of art embody and articulate the attitudes and language of both conflict and cultural exchanges between Christian and Muslim. The core of the work considers the period between the 12th and 14th cs., when these areas were at the centre of eastern Mediterranean politics, and seeks to interpret little known evidence in the light of political and cultural circumstances with an interdisciplinary approach as its starting point. ;
Pagination/Size :
366 ; iii, 366 p.; ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Art ; Byzantin (art) ; Christianisme ; Islam ; Méditerranée (mer) ; Politique ; Région ; Société ; 1100-1400 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Art ; Byzantine ; Christianity ; Islam ; Mediterranean Sea ; Politics ; Region ; Society ; 1100-1400 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24992434 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 1899828044 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Pindar Press, London
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;