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Kauffmann and Renana Bartal. Most of the essays collected here take as their starting point a single manuscript. However, they demonstrate the ways in which the study of the details of the visual and textual evidence can be used to shed light on issues including production, patronage, belief, identity, and

In: Illuminating the Middle Ages
Author: Renana Bartal

Life of Christ: An Illustrated Manuscript of the Fourteenth Century, Paris, BnF MS. Ital. 115 (Princeton, 1961), xxiii, n. 5. Holly Flora updated this list in The Devout Belief of the ­Imagination: The Paris Meditationes Vitae Christi and Female Franciscan Spirituality in Trecento Italy (Turnhout

In: Illuminating the Middle Ages
Author: Barbara Baert

belief in Christ as a human being into the belief in Christ as God . 5 According to this interpretation, the paired concepts of touching/not-touching correspond to the double nature of Christ. The risen and therefore divine body is out of bounds. 6 The statement Noli me tangere expresses the final

In: Illuminating the Middle Ages
Author: Anne-Marie Eze

. 27.3 ), and Marpesia and Lampedo, warrior-queens of the Amazonians (f. 4r; Fig. 27.4 ), are all depicted as gentle nuns or pious laywomen. 11 The representation of pagans as Christians, which contradicts Boccaccio’s privileging of the ancients in the belief that saints had been sufficiently

In: Illuminating the Middle Ages
Author: Kathryn Gerry

ultimately to serve as a kind of historical compendium. 23 His arguments rely on two assumptions: the first is that the pre-Conquest history of St Albans as presented in the surviving documents, most notably the Gesta , can be taken as fact, and the second, as it seems to me, is a belief that Anglo

In: Illuminating the Middle Ages
Author: Mika Takiguchi

, Messages in Mosaic , 61–3. 11 J. D’Emilio, “Looking Eastward: The Story of Noe at Monreale Cathedral,” in Image and Belief , ed. C. Hourihane (Princeton, 1999), 135–50. 12 Borsook, Messages in Mosaic , 57, 62. 13 I am very grateful to Dr Laura Cleaver who drew my attention to these manuscripts. The study

In: Illuminating the Middle Ages
Author: Christian Heck

(just as humans should choose Christ and renounce heretical beliefs). These three properties of ants can be found in many bestiaries and similar works, 17 in versions that vary in their completeness, depending on the texts; I will mention only a few examples, such as the Bestiaire of Philippe de

In: Illuminating the Middle Ages
Author: Sally Dormer

, and the generally accepted belief that King David, author of many Psalms, was an ancestor of Mary and Christ. Such images vary in terms of pose and the inclusion, or omission, of attributes, patrons, and censing angels. 30 The Map Psalter Virgin and Child are unparalleled amongst contemporary English

In: Illuminating the Middle Ages
Author: Emma Luker

, my attribution of all the initials to artist B is based on the belief that, excepting the Beatus initial, they are the work of one hand. Given the seamless appearance of initials that feature human faces alongside various combinations of animals, grotesques and foliage, and the fact that the animals

In: Illuminating the Middle Ages
Author: T.A. Heslop

himself reports that he was “caught up into Paradise and heard words said that cannot and may not be spoken by any human being.” The choice of subject perhaps has a resonance with Anselm’s belief that as a child he was taken up to the court of God and fed with the bread of heaven. 12 The picture in the

In: Illuminating the Middle Ages