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The Resource Art of empire : Christian art in its imperial context, Lee M. Jefferson and Robin M. Jensen, editors

Art of empire : Christian art in its imperial context, Lee M. Jefferson and Robin M. Jensen, editors

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Art of empire : Christian art in its imperial context
Title
Art of empire
Title remainder
Christian art in its imperial context
Statement of responsibility
Lee M. Jefferson and Robin M. Jensen, editors
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Language
eng
Summary
In recent years, art historians such as Johannes Deckers (Picturing the Bible, 2009) have argued for a significant transition in fourth- and fifth-century images of Jesus following the conversion of Constantine. Broadly speaking, they perceive the image of a peaceful, benevolent shepherd transformed into a powerful, enthroned Jesus, mimicking and mirroring the dominance and authority of the emperor. The powers of church and state are thus conveniently synthesized in such a potent image. This deeply rooted position assumes that ante-pacem images of Jesus were uniformly humble while post-Constantinian images exuded the grandeur of power and glory. The Art of Empire contends that the art and imagery of Late Antiquity merits a more nuanced understanding of the context of the imperial period before and after Constantine. The chapters in this collection each treat an aspect of the relationship between early Christian art and the rituals, practices, or imagery of the Empire, and offer a new and fresh perspective on the development of Christian art in its imperial background
Cataloging source
YDX
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jefferson, Lee M
  • Jensen, Robin Margaret
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  • Art and state
  • Art, Early Christian
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • ART
  • RELIGION
  • Art and state
  • Art, Early Christian
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
Art of empire : Christian art in its imperial context, Lee M. Jefferson and Robin M. Jensen, editors
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Allusions to imperial rituals in fourth-century Christian art / Robin M. Jensen -- 2. Revisiting the emperor mystique: the tradition legis as an anti-imperial image / Lee M. Jefferson -- 3. The memory of "peter" in fourth-century Rome : church, mausoleum, and Jupiter on the / Via Praenestina -- 4. From victim to victor : developing an iconography of suffering in early Christian art / Felicity Harley-McGowan -- 5. The good shepherd and the enthroned ruler : a reconsideration of imperial iconography in the -- early church / Jennifer Awes Freeman -- 6. Representing ritual, Christianizing the Pompa Circensis : imperial spectacle at Rome in a -- Christianizing empireJacob A. Latham -- 7. Was the presence of Christ in statues? The challenge of divine media for a Jewish Roman God / Michael Peppard -- 8. The visualization of the imperial cult in late antique Constantinople / Katherine Marsengill -- 9. Does the Hinton St. Mary mosaic depict Christ? / Adam Levine
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ocn965713184
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781506402840
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt152vxq3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965713184
Label
Art of empire : Christian art in its imperial context, Lee M. Jefferson and Robin M. Jensen, editors
Publication
Copyright
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 -- 1. Allusions to imperial rituals in fourth-century Christian art / Robin M. Jensen -- 2. Revisiting the emperor mystique: the tradition legis as an anti-imperial image / Lee M. Jefferson -- 3. The memory of "peter" in fourth-century Rome : church, mausoleum, and Jupiter on the / Via Praenestina -- 4. From victim to victor : developing an iconography of suffering in early Christian art / Felicity Harley-McGowan -- 5. The good shepherd and the enthroned ruler : a reconsideration of imperial iconography in the -- early church / Jennifer Awes Freeman -- 6. Representing ritual, Christianizing the Pompa Circensis : imperial spectacle at Rome in a -- Christianizing empireJacob A. Latham -- 7. Was the presence of Christ in statues? The challenge of divine media for a Jewish Roman God / Michael Peppard -- 8. The visualization of the imperial cult in late antique Constantinople / Katherine Marsengill -- 9. Does the Hinton St. Mary mosaic depict Christ? / Adam Levine
Control code
ocn965713184
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781506402840
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt152vxq3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965713184

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