Graphic Signs of Authority in late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 300–900

Professor i historie ved IAKH, Ildar Garipzanov, har utgitt boken Graphic Signs of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 300–900.

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Forsidefoto: Oxford University Press

Hvordan ble grafiske symboler brukt for å kommunisere guddommelig og sekulær makt og autoritet fra seinantikken og frem til tidlig europeisk middelalder? Denne problemstillingen er utgangs­punktet for Ildar Garipzanovs tverrfaglige monografi: Graphic Signs of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 300–900. Bruken av visuelle symboler som korsets tegn, kristogram og monogram danner grunnlaget for den bredt anlagte analysen som er den første i sitt format.

Boken er gitt ut på Oxford University Press og forskningen bak er gjort i forbindelse med Garipzanovs NFR-finansierte prosjekt Graphicacy and Authority in Early Europe: Graphic Signs of Power and Faith in the Early Middle Ages (c. 300–1000).


Fra forlagets beskrivelse:

Graphic Signs of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages presents a cultural history of graphic signs and examines how they were employed to communicate secular and divine authority in the late antique Mediterranean and early medieval Europe. Visual materials such as the sign of the cross, christograms, monograms, and other such devices, are examined against the backdrop of the cultural, religious, and socio-political transition from the late Graeco-Roman world to that of medieval Europe. 

This monograph is a synthetic study of graphic visual evidence from a wide range of material media that have rarely been studied collectively, including various mass-produced items and unique objects of art, architectural monuments and epigraphic inscriptions, as well as manuscripts and charters. This study promises to provide a timely reference tool for historians, art historians, archaeologists, epigraphists, manuscript scholars, and numismatists.

Publisert 14. mai 2018 15:56 - Sist endret 22. mai 2018 14:17