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The Resource The emperor and the world : exotic elements and the imaging of Middle Byzantine imperial power, ninth to thirteenth centuries C.E., Alicia Walker, (electronic resource)

The emperor and the world : exotic elements and the imaging of Middle Byzantine imperial power, ninth to thirteenth centuries C.E., Alicia Walker, (electronic resource)

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The emperor and the world : exotic elements and the imaging of Middle Byzantine imperial power, ninth to thirteenth centuries C.E.
Title
The emperor and the world
Title remainder
exotic elements and the imaging of Middle Byzantine imperial power, ninth to thirteenth centuries C.E.
Statement of responsibility
Alicia Walker
Title variation
The Emperor & the World
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Byzantine imperial imagery is commonly perceived as a static system. In contrast to this common portrayal, this book draws attention to its openness and responsiveness to other artistic traditions. Through a close examination of significant objects and monuments created over a 350-year period, from the ninth to the thirteenth century, Alicia Walker shows how the visual articulation of Byzantine imperial power not only maintained a visual vocabulary inherited from Greco-Roman antiquity and the Judeo-Christian tradition, but also innovated on these artistic precedents by incorporating styles and forms from contemporary foreign cultures, specifically the Sasanian, Chinese and Islamic worlds. In addition to art and architecture, this book explores historical accounts and literary works as well as records of ceremonial practices, thereby demonstrating how texts, ritual and images operated as integrated agents of imperial power. Walker offers new ways to think about cross-cultural interaction in the Middle Ages and explores the diverse ways in which imperial images employed foreign elements in order to express particularly Byzantine meanings.--
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Walker, Alicia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Power (Social sciences) in art
  • Emperors in art
  • Art and society
  • Art, Byzantine
Label
The emperor and the world : exotic elements and the imaging of Middle Byzantine imperial power, ninth to thirteenth centuries C.E., Alicia Walker, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511791895
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: imaging emperor and empire in the middle Byzantine era -- 1. Emulation: Islamic imports in the iconoclastic era: power, prestige, and the imperial image -- 2. Appropriation: stylistic juxtaposition and the expression of power -- 3. Parity: crafting a Byzantine-Islamic community of kings -- 4. Expropriation: rhetorical images of the emperor and the articulation of difference -- 5. Incomparability: the aesthetics of imperial authority -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9780511791895
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107004771
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889971324
Label
The emperor and the world : exotic elements and the imaging of Middle Byzantine imperial power, ninth to thirteenth centuries C.E., Alicia Walker, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511791895
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: imaging emperor and empire in the middle Byzantine era -- 1. Emulation: Islamic imports in the iconoclastic era: power, prestige, and the imperial image -- 2. Appropriation: stylistic juxtaposition and the expression of power -- 3. Parity: crafting a Byzantine-Islamic community of kings -- 4. Expropriation: rhetorical images of the emperor and the articulation of difference -- 5. Incomparability: the aesthetics of imperial authority -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9780511791895
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107004771
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889971324

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