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The Resource Between the pagan past and Christian present in Byzantine visual culture : statues in Constantinople, 4th-13th centuries CE, Paroma Chatterjee, University of Michigan, (electronic resource)

Between the pagan past and Christian present in Byzantine visual culture : statues in Constantinople, 4th-13th centuries CE, Paroma Chatterjee, University of Michigan, (electronic resource)

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Between the pagan past and Christian present in Byzantine visual culture : statues in Constantinople, 4th-13th centuries CE
Title
Between the pagan past and Christian present in Byzantine visual culture
Title remainder
statues in Constantinople, 4th-13th centuries CE
Statement of responsibility
Paroma Chatterjee, University of Michigan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Up to its pillage by the Crusaders in 1204, Constantinople teemed with magnificent statues of emperors, pagan gods, and mythical beasts. Yet the significance of this wealth of public sculpture has hardly been acknowledged beyond late antiquity. In this book, Paroma Chatterjee offers a new perspective on the topic, arguing that pagan statues were an integral part of Byzantine visual culture. Examining the evidence in patriographies, chronicles, novels, and epigrams, she demonstrates that the statues were admired for three specific qualities - longevity, mimesis, and prophecy; attributes that rendered them outside of imperial control and endowed them with an enduring charisma sometimes rivaling that of holy icons. Chatterjee's interpretations refine our conceptions of imperial imagery, the Hippodrome, the Macedonian Renaissance, a corpus of secular objects, and Orthodox icons. Her book offers novel insights into Iconoclasm and proposes a more truncated trajectory of the holy icon in medieval Orthodoxy than has been previously acknowledged.--
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1978-
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Chatterjee, Paroma
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Public sculpture
  • Christianity and culture
  • Art and society
  • Classical antiquities
  • Statues
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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Between the pagan past and Christian present in Byzantine visual culture : statues in Constantinople, 4th-13th centuries CE, Paroma Chatterjee, University of Michigan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108985628
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
The Byzantine statue : problems and questions -- Prophecy -- History -- Mimesis -- Epigrams and statues -- Epilopgue. The end : Manuel Chrysoloras and the sense of the past
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CR9781108985628
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108985628
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Between the pagan past and Christian present in Byzantine visual culture : statues in Constantinople, 4th-13th centuries CE, Paroma Chatterjee, University of Michigan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108985628
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
The Byzantine statue : problems and questions -- Prophecy -- History -- Mimesis -- Epigrams and statues -- Epilopgue. The end : Manuel Chrysoloras and the sense of the past
Control code
CR9781108985628
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108985628
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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