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  • The Performance of Religion

    Seeing the sacred in the theatre

    By Cia Sautter

    The performing arts are uniquely capable of translating a vision of an ideal or sacred reality into lived practice, allowing an audience to confront deeply held values and beliefs as they observe a performance. However, there is often a reluctance to approach distinctly religious topics from a…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III

    Representing the Counter-Reformation Monarch at the End of the Thirty Years' War

    By Andrew H. Weaver

    Ferdinand III played a crucial role both in helping to end the Thirty Years' War and in re-establishing Habsburg sovereignty within his hereditary lands, and yet he remains one of the most neglected of all Habsburg emperors. The underlying premise of Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Mystical Anthropology

    Authors from the Low Countries

    Edited by John Arblaster, Rob Faesen

    The question of the ‘structure’ of the human person is central to many mystical authors in the Christian tradition. This book focuses on the specific anthropology in a series of key authors in the mystical tradition in the medieval and early modern Low Countries. Their view is fundamentally…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Theological Explorations in Christian Mysticism

  • Mary of Mercy in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Art

    Devotional image and civic emblem

    By Katherine T. Brown

    Mater Misericordiae—Mother of Mercy—emerged as one of the most prolific subjects in central Italian art from the late thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries. With iconographic origins in Marian cult relics brought from Palestine to Constantinople in the fifth century, the amalgam of attributes…

    Hardback – 2016-11-15 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Worship Music and Everyday Musical Lives

    By Mark Porter

    Whilst Contemporary Worship Music arose out of a desire to relate the music of the church to the music of everyday life, this function can quickly be called into question by the diversity of musical lives present in contemporary society. Mark Porter examines the relationship between individuals’…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10 
    Routledge
    Congregational Music Studies Series

  • Negotiating Secular and Sacred in Medieval Art

    Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist

    Edited by Alicia Walker, Amanda Luyster

    Offering original analysis of the convergence between 'sacred' and 'secular' in medieval works of art and architecture, this collection explores both the usefulness and limitations of these terms for describing medieval attitudes. The modern concepts of 'sacred' and 'secular' are shown to be…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Nineteenth-Century American Women Write Religion

    Lived Theologies and Literature

    By Mary McCartin Wearn

    Nineteenth-century American women’s culture was immersed in religious experience and female authors of the era employed representations of faith to various cultural ends. Focusing primarily on non-canonical texts, this collection explores the diversity of religious discourse in nineteenth-century…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Early Modern Encounters with the Islamic East

    Performing Cultures

    Edited by Sabine Schulting, Sabine Lucia Muller, Ralf Hertel

    An exploration of early modern encounters between Christian Europe and the (Islamic) East from the perspective of performance studies and performativity theories, this collection focuses on the ways in which these cultural contacts were acted out on the real and metaphorical stages of theatre,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

  • The Viewer and the Printed Image in Late Medieval Europe

    By David S. Areford

    Structured around in-depth and interconnected case studies and driven by a methodology of material, contextual, and iconographic analysis, this book argues that early European single-sheet prints, in both the north and south, are best understood as highly accessible objects shaped and framed by…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • The Turk and Islam in the Western Eye, 1450–1750

    Visual Imagery before Orientalism

    Edited by James G. Harper

    Unprecedented in its range - extending from Venice to the New World and from the Holy Roman Empire to the Ottoman Empire - this collection probes the place that the Ottoman Turks occupied in the Western imaginaire, and the ways in which this occupation expressed itself in the visual arts.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

  • Landscape and Religion from Van Eyck to Rembrandt

    By Boudewijn Bakker, translated by Diane Webb

    Offering a corrective to the common scholarly characterization of seventeenth-century Dutch landscape painting as modern, realistic and secularized, Boudewijn Bakker here explores the long history and purpose of landscape in Netherlandish painting. In Bakker's view, early Netherlandish as well as…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Altarpieces and Their Viewers in the Churches of Rome from Caravaggio to Guido Reni

    By Pamela M. Jones

    A social history of reception, this study focuses on sacred art and Catholicism in Rome during the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The five altarpieces examined here were painted by artists who are admired today - Caravaggio, Guercino, and Guido Reni - and by the less renowned but once…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

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