Images, Idolatry, and Iconoclasm in Late Medieval England: Textuality and the Visual Image

Synopsis

"This collection of essays presents itself in a very promising way. Its topics are both currently fashionable and undeniably central to late medieval England. Its contributors include an impressive gathering of eminent medievalists. Its publisher has given the volume an elegant design...' -Joel Fredell, The Medieval ReviewThe pressure to destroy images was not an exclusively sixteenth-century phenomenon. The late medieval period witnessed both religious and secular conflicts over images. The essays in this book, each by an outstanding scholar, consider issues of central concern - literary, political, and art-historical - that arise from image making and breaking.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jeremy Dimmick
  • James Simpson
  • Nicolette Zeeman
  • L. O. Aranye Fradenburg
  • David Aers
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2002