Late antique and medieval art of the Mediterranean world /

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Other Authors / Creators:Hoffman, Eva Rose F.
Format: Book
Imprint: Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2007.
Series:Blackwell anthologies in art history ; 5.
Online Access:Table of contents only
Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • Series Editor's Preface
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Acknowledgments to Sources
  • Introduction: Remapping the Art of the Mediterranean
  • Part I. Late Antiquity: Converging Cultures, Competing Traditions. Pagan, Jewish, Christian, and Sasanian Art
  • 1. The Changing Nature of Roman Art and the Art-Historical Problem of Style
  • 2. Good and Bad Images from the Synagogue of Dura Europos: Contexts, Subtexts, Intertexts
  • 3. Exotic Taste: The Lure of Sasanian Persia
  • 4. Dionysiac Motifs
  • Part II. Continuities: Tradition and Formation of Cultural Identities
  • 5. The Good Life
  • 6. Hellenism and Islam
  • 7. The Draped Universe of Islam
  • Part III. Image and Word: Early Medieval, Byzantine, and Islamic Art
  • 8. The Beginnings of Biblical Illustration
  • 9. Sacred Image, Sacred Power
  • 10. The Umayyad Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem
  • 11. The Image of the Word: Notes on the Religious Iconography of Islam
  • 12. Islam, Iconoclasm, and the Declaration of Doctrine
  • Part IV. Local Syncretistic Traditions: Jews, Muslims, and Christians
  • 13. Hebrew Book Illumination in the Fatimid Era
  • 14. An Icon at Mt. Sinai and Christian Painting in Muslim Egypt during the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
  • Part V. Luxury Arts and the Representation of the Court
  • 15. The Cup of San Marco and the "Classical" in Byzantium
  • 16. Images of the Court
  • 17. But Is It Art?
  • Part VI. Expanding Boundaries: Spain, Sicily, Venice, and Beyond
  • 18. Pathways of Portability: Islamic and Christian Interchange from the Tenth to the Twelfth Century
  • 19. Islam, Christianity, and the Problem of Religious Art
  • 20. The Medieval Object-Enigma, and the Problem of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo
  • 21. Venice and Islam in the Middle Ages: Some Observations on the Question of Architectural Influence
  • Index