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History of Art

By Beat Brenk, with contributions by Herbert Kessler and Andreas Kronz

The Mosaics of Roger II in Sicily

Visualizing Sacred Authority

21 x 29.7 cm, 184 p., E-book
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The ideas for this book emerged in direct eye contact with the mosaics on the scaffolds of the Cappella Palatina and the Martorana in Palermo and the Cathedral of Cefalù. With their mosaic programs, the three buildings embody unprecedented new …

Beiträge zur Islamischen Kunst und Archäologie

Jahrbuch der Ernst Herzfeld-Gesellschaft e.V. Vol. 8

230 p., E-book
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Volume 8 of the Beiträge zur Islamischen Kunst und Archäologie, edited by Markus Ritter and Nourane Ben Azzouna, with Sabiha Göloğlu, presents fresh research from the Ernst Herzfeld colloquia in Vienna and Strasbourg. The first part deals with architecture and …

Cuatrovitas (Bollullos de la Mitación, Prov. of Seville, Spain)

New investigations into the Almohad mosque and abandoned village

312 p., E-book
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The publication presents an investigation into rural settlement archeology in the hinterland of Almohad Seville. Many available methods from different disciplines were used for illustrating the past of Cuatrovitas. The informations are combined with 300 very explanatory figures and the …

Prudentius’ Contra Symmachum, Vergil und Rom

Ein historisch-philologischer Beitrag zur Auseinandersetzung zwischen Christen und Heiden am Ende des 4. Jh. n. Chr.

395 p., E-book
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Prudentius, der größte christliche Dichter der römischen Spätantike, veröffentlichte ca. 402 n. Chr. seine Libri Contra Symmachum mit der Ansage, „die Opferkulte der Heiden zerschlagen“ zu wollen. Gleichzeitig enthält das Streitgedicht auffällig viele Vergil-Reminiszenzen. Mit einem historisch-philologischen Ansatz und dem …

Purpur in Byzanz

Privileg und Würdeformel

288 p., E-book
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As a supplement to the studies mentioned above and in response to the persistent desideratum of the few pictorial sources that have been analysed, this work focuses on the significance of purple fabric and purple colour in pictorial works and …

Impermanent Monuments, Lasting Legacies: The Dār al-Khilāfa of Samarra and Palace Building in Early Abbasid Iraq

216 p., E-book
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This book offers a new interpretation of early Abbasid palaces as “impermanent monuments.” Synthesizing an array of sources, ranging from archaeological finds and classical Arabic literature to modern studies on the social and intellectual history of Islamic civilization, it reveals …

Mitteilungen zur Spätantiken Archäologie und Byzantinischen Kunstgeschichte 8-2021

Imaginum orbis. Bilderwelten zwischen Spätantike und Byzanz. Festschrift anlässlich des 80. Geburtstags von Johannes G. Deckers

304 p., E-book
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This book is a commemorative publication on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Prof. Dr. Johannes G. Deckers, former professor of Byzantine art history at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. The volume brings together a total of 18 contributions by …

Von Allah bis Zypresse

Bildwörterbuch zur islamischen Ikonographie

264 p., E-book
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The alleged Mohammedan image ban is opposed by a diverse Islamic world of images, which knows religious and profane scenes as well as mythological and symbolic motifs. They are opened here for the first time systematically and for all art …

Reading Across Modern Arabic Literature and Art

Three Case Studies: Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, Abd al-Rahman Munif, Etel Adnan

120 p., E-book
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Interrelations of literature and art, word and image, are manifold. However, they have remained largely unexplored when it comes to literature and art in the Arab world. This book aims at introducing interarts studies to Middle Eastern studies and, at …

Les sculptures antiques du Musée d’art et d’archéologie du Pays de Laon - Die antiken Skulpturen des Musée d’art et d’archeologie du Pays de Laon

216 p., E-book
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In the latest volume of the MAR catalogue series the ancient sculptures of the Museum of Laon (France) are presented for the first time in their entirety. The catalogue consists largely of the collection assembled by Paul Marguerite de la …

Der Mythos Niko Pirosmani

Auf den Spuren eines kuriosen Künstlerlebens im Georgien der Jahrhundertwende. Übersetzt aus dem Georgischen von Heinz Fähnrich

304 p., E-book
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Today, Niko Pirosmani (1865-1919) is considered one of the most important painters in the history of 20th century art. As a self-taught, penniless vagabond and artist in life, his work was characterised by a uniqueness that was fed exclusively by …

Der frühchristliche Kirchenraum

Ikonographie – Ausstattung – Liturgie

208 p., E-book
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Die Architektur des Kirchenbaus ist zunächst eine leere Hülle. Hier wird für die frühchristliche Zeit der Versuch unternommen, diesen Raum mit seiner bildlichen und liturgischen Ausstattung zu füllen, um darin Gottesdienst zu feiern. Anhand archäologischer Zeugnisse und altkirchlicher Quellen wird …

Miniaturen mittelalterlicher Kalpasutra-Handschriften

Eine ikonographische Betrachtung mit kultur- und religionsgeschichtlichen Anmerkungen

320 p., E-book
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The focus of this study on Indian book illumination are the miniatures of six Jain Kalpasūtra manuscripts produced in western India (Gujarat and Rajasthan) as well as in Jaunpur, the capital of a Sultanate located further to the northeast, during …