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Author Connor, Carolyn L. (Carolyn Loessel),
Title Saints and spectacle : Byzantine mosaics in their cultural setting / Carolyn L. Connor.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.

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Author Connor, Carolyn L. (Carolyn Loessel),
Subject Mosaics, Byzantine -- Themes, motives.
Architecture, Byzantine.
Church architecture -- Byzantine Empire.
Art and society -- Byzantine Empire.
Church and state -- Byzantine Empire.
Byzantine Empire -- Intellectual life.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The awe-inspiring mosaics covering the walls, vaults, and domes of Byzantine churches of the medieval period still remain a mystery to modern viewers. Saints and Spectacle ventures into the world of ninth- and tenth-century Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, to recapture the spirit of Byzantine thought and expression after Iconoclasm. Texts, artworks, and the archaeological record aid in reconstructing the visual and literary context of the age of the first rulers of the Macedonian Dynasty.
Contents Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Appendices; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter1 Middle Byzantine Mosaics:Appearance and Character; Chapter2 The Lost Mosaics of Constantinople and the Middle Byzantine Program of Church Decoration; Chapter3 Urban Culture of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries; Chapter4 Feasting the Saints:The Sanctoral Topography of Constantinople; Chapter5 Mosaics as a Ritual Art:Byzantine Mosaics at Work; Appendix I: Comprehensive List of Saints in Mosaics and Frescoes of Hosios Loukas, Nea Moni, and Daphni.
Appendix II: Comprehensive List of Saints in Cappadocian FrescoesAppendix III: Churches Built by Leo VI (886-912) in Constantinople; Appendix IV: Buildings of Basil I(867-886) According to Vita Basilii, ca. 950 (Sevcenko, Vita Basilii, chs. 76-94, pp.259-309); Appendix V: Buildings of Justinian I(527-565) in and around Constantinople, in Procopius, On the Buildings, Book1; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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ISBN 9780190457631 (electronic bk.)
0190457635 (electronic bk.)
9780190457648
0190457643
0190457635
0190457627
9780190457624
OCLC # 933219129
Additional Format Print version: Connor, Carolyn L. (Carolyn Loessel). Saints and spectacle. New York : Oxford University Press, 2016 9780190457624 (DLC) 2015049010


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