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  • Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the Supernatural Will in Early American Literature

    By Brad Bannon

    Examining Samuel Taylor Coleridge's reflections on Jonathan Edwards, written over a twenty-year period, Brad Bannon rejects the common critical notion that the influence Coleridge exerted on the American Romantics should be understood as a one-way influx of entirely new ideas. Rather, it is more…

    Hardback – 2017-05-01 

  • Architecture, Death and Nationhood

    Monumental Cemeteries of Nineteenth-Century Italy

    By Hannah Malone

    In the nineteenth century, new cemeteries were built in many Italian cities that were unique in scale and grandeur, and which became destinations on the Grand Tour. From the Middle Ages, the dead had been buried in churches and urban graveyards but, in the 1740s, a radical reform across Europe…

    Hardback – 2017-04-24 
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Michelangelo's Poetry and Iconography in the Heart of the Reformation

    By Ambra Moroncini

    Contextualizing Michelangelo’s poetry and spirituality within the framework of the religious Zeitgeist of his era, this study investigates his poetic production to shed new light on the artist’s religious beliefs and unique language of art. Author Ambra Moroncini looks first and foremost at…

    Hardback – 2017-04-21 

  • Rethinking Religion in the Theatre of Grotowski

    By Catharine Christof

    This book opens a new interdisciplinary frontier between religion and theatre studies to illuminate what has been seen as the religious, or spiritual, nature of Polish theatre director Jerzy Grotowski’s work. It corrects the lacunae in both theatre studies and religious studies by examining the…

    Hardback – 2017-04-21 

  • Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500

    Edited by Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner, Bianca Kuhnel

    Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500, focuses on the unique ways that natural materials carry the spirit of place. Since early Christianity, wood, earth, water and stone were taken from loca sancta to signify them elsewhere. Academic discourse has…

    Hardback – 2017-03-24 

  • Pilgrimage and Politics in Colonial Bengal

    The Myth of the Goddess Sati

    By Imma Ramos

    From the late nineteenth century onwards the concept of Mother India assumed political significance in colonial Bengal. Reacting against British rule, Bengali writers and artists gendered the nation in literature and visual culture in order to inspire patriotism amongst the indigenous population.…

    Hardback – 2017-03-08 

  • Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France

    Appearance, Materials, and Significance

    By Janet E. Snyder

    Richly illustrated, Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France is a comprehensive investigation of church portal sculpture installed between the 1130s and the 1170s. At more than twenty great churches, beginning at the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis and extending around Paris from Provins in the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 

  • Envisioning Gender in Burgundian Devotional Art, 1350–1530

    Experience, Authority, Resistance

    By Andrea Pearson

    Illuminated here are the relationships between visual culture, faith, and gender in the courtly, monastic, and urban spheres of the early modern Burgundian Netherlands. By examining works by artists such as the Master of Mary of Burgundy, Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, and Bernard van Orley, author…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • The Art of the Sublime

    Principles of Christian Art and Architecture

    By Roger Homan

    In the view of Hegel and others, pagan art is the art of the beautiful and Christian art is the art of the sublime. Roger Homan provides a comprehensive and informative account of the course of Christian art, encompassing a re-evaluation of conventional aesthetics and its application to religious…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 

  • Painting the Bible

    Representation and Belief in Mid-Victorian Britain

    By Michaela Giebelhausen

    Painting the Bible is the first book to investigate the transformations that religious painting underwent in mid-Victorian England. It charts the emergence of a Protestant realist painting in a period of increasing doubt, scientific discovery and biblical criticism. The book analyzes the position…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    British Art and Visual Culture since 1750 New Readings

  • Imagining the Human Condition in Medieval Rome

    The Cistercian fresco cycle at Abbazia delle Tre Fontane

    By Kristin B. Aavitsland

    The first monograph on the Vita Humana cycle at Tre Fontane, this book includes an overview of the medieval history of the Roman Cistercian abbey and its architecture, as well as a consideration of the political and cultural standing of the abbey both within Papal Rome and within the Cistercian…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 

  • Military Ethos and Visual Culture in Post-Conquest Mexico

    By Mónica Domínguez Torres

    Bringing to bear her extensive knowledge of the cultures of Renaissance Europe and sixteenth-century Mexico, Mónica Domínguez Torres here investigates the significance of military images and symbols in post-Conquest Mexico. She shows how the 'conquest' in fact involved dynamic exchanges between…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

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