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Seeable Signs : The Iconography of the Seven Sacraments, 1350-1544 :  The Iconography of the Seven Sacraments, 1350-1544 - Ann Eljenholm Nichols

Seeable Signs : The Iconography of the Seven Sacraments, 1350-1544

The Iconography of the Seven Sacraments, 1350-1544

Hardcover Published: 1997
ISBN: 9780851153421
Number Of Pages: 496

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Representations of the seven sacraments in medieval art examined in the context of theological, didactic and liturgical sources.

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Handsomely produced and lavishly illustrated... the best and most comprehensive account to date of the theology and practice of the sacraments, and their representation in all media, in the later middle ages... This stimulating, learned and lucid book has placed every student of medieval religion and art in her debt. TLS An important contribution to our understanding of the popular practice of religion in late medieval England... in helping us to see and understand what was obscure and neglected, it is a model of serious scholarship. MEDIUM AEVUM [C. David Benson]Makes a major contribution to our understanding of late medieval religion in England. ...The book raises various important questions, in particular...whether the [representations of the sacraments] should be seen as expressions of popular religion or rather as teaching imposed by churchmen on a hesitant or reluctant laiety. JNL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORYA book of rare quality in the freshness and many facets of its subject, in its learning, and in its exemplary presentation. CHURCH HISTORY

List of Plates
Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
Serial Seven-Sacrament Art: Insular and Continentalp. 1
Dead Signs: The Lollard Challengep. 90
The Sacraments in the Cura Animarum
The Sacraments in Textsp. 129
The Sacraments in Stone: The Theology of the Fontsp. 159
The Iconography of the Sacraments
Manuscript Sourcesp. 185
Baptismp. 193
Confirmationp. 207
Penancep. 222
Eucharistp. 241
Ordersp. 260
Matrimonyp. 274
Extreme Unctionp. 287
Epiloguep. 303
Postscript: Collateral Dating of the Fontsp. 304
Postscript: The Imagersp. 306
Appendix: The Eighth Subjectsp. 315
Font Gazetteerp. 325
Bibliographyp. 354
Indexp. 389
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ISBN: 9780851153421
ISBN-10: 0851153429
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1997
Publisher: BOYDELL & BREWER INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.94 x 17.88  x 3.68
Weight (kg): 1.26

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