Word and Image: An Introduction to Early Medieval Art

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Illustrations
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I. Gregory the Great composing a text. Registrum Gregorii. Trier, probably 983-987
II. Carpet page preceding the Gospel of Matthew. Lindisfarne Gospels. Lindisfarne, 698-721
III. Lothar Cross. Western Germany, c. 1000
IV. Reliquary statue of St. Faith (front view). Conques, late ninth-first half of tenth century
Black-and-white
1. Icon of Christ. Constantinople (?), sixth-seventh century11
2. Shoulder clasp from Sutton Hoo. Southern England, c. 62515
3. Belt buckle from Sutton Hoo. Southern England, c. 62515
4. Luke. Gospels of St. Augustine. Italy, probably Rome, late sixth century17
5. Lion of John. Book of Durrow. Probably northern England, second half of the seventh century21
6. Man of Matthew. Book of Durrow. Probably northern England, second half of the seventh century22
7. Carpet page preceding the Gospel of Mark. Book of Durrow. Probably northern England, second half of the seventh century26
8. Beginning of the Gospel of Mark. Book of Durrow. Probably northern England, second half of the seventh century27
9. Beginning of the Gospel of Mark. Gospels of St. Augustine. Italy, probably Rome, late sixth century29
10. Beginning of the Gospel of Mark. Book of Kells. England or Ireland, probably eighth century30
11. Soiscel Molaise book shrine. Ireland, eighth century; expanded in eleventh and fifteenth century31
12. Ezra. Codex Amiatinus. Wearmouth-Jarrow, c. 70032

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Word and Image: An Introduction to Early Medieval Art
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction - The Character of Early Medieval Art 1
  • 1 - Books for the Illiterate? Art in an Oral Culture 9
  • 2 - Art in the Service of the Word 45
  • 3 - Books for the Illiterate? 71
  • 4 - The Crisis of Word and Image 99
  • 5 - Inscriptions and Images: 127
  • Conclusion - "Brother, What Do You Think of This Idol?" 139
  • Notes 149
  • Further Reading in English 153
  • Index 157
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