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  • Aural Architecture in Byzantium: Music, Acoustics, and Ritual

    Edited by Bissera Pentcheva

    Aural architecture identifies those features of a building that can be perceived by the act of listening in them. Emerging from the challenge to reconstruct sonic and spatial experiences of the deep past, this book invites readers into the complex world of the Byzantine liturgy, experienced in its…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06 
    Routledge

  • The Daughter Zion Allegory in Medieval German Religious Writing

    By Annette Volfing

    The Daughter Zion allegory represents a particular narrative articulation of the paradigm of bridal mysticism deriving from the Song of Songs, the core element of which is the quest of Daughter Zion for a worthy object of love. Examining medieval German religious writing (verse and prose) and Dutch…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge
    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 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-04-17 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • 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 – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    British Art and Visual Culture since 1750 New Readings

  • 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 – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

  • Boundless Innocence in Thomas Traherne's Poetic Theology

    'Were all Men Wise and Innocent...'

    By Elizabeth S. Dodd

    The seventeenth-century poet and divine Thomas Traherne finds innocence in every stage of existence. He finds it in the chaos at the origins of creation as well as in the blessed order of Eden. He finds it in the activities of grace and the hope of glory, but also in the trials of misery and even…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge

  • English Cathedral Music and Liturgy in the Twentieth Century

    By Martin Thomas

    This book examines the stylistic development of English cathedral music during a period of liturgical upheaval, looking at the attitudes of cathedral clergy, liturgists, composers, leading church music figures and organisations to music and liturgy. Arguments that were advanced for retaining an…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Poetry and Prayer

    The Power of the Word II

    By Francesca Bugliani Knox, John Took

    Interdisciplinary and ecumenical in scope, Poetry and Prayer offers theoretical discussion on the profound connection between poetic inspiration and prayer as well as reflection on the work of individual writers and the traditions within which they stand. An international range of established…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge

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