The World of Kosmas: Illustrated Byzantine Codices of the Christian Topography (BOK)

Maja Kominko

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The Christian Topography is the only extant Greek treatise both written and illustrated in the sixth century, although known only through later copies. Taking inspiration from East Syrian exegesis, the treatise transforms the heritage of classical cosmography into a new, Christian image of the universe. Because images are an inherent part of the argument, the Christian Topography offers a unique insight into how the relationship between word and image was constructed and how the potential of these two media was understood. Until now, however, the text and illustrations have almost always been discussed separately. Consequently the unity of the work has been disrupted and our understanding of the treatise distorted. Taking into consideration both the text and the miniatures, this book seeks to further our understanding of the Christian Topography and its intellectual milieu, and to clarify the role of the images in late antique polemics.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Maja Kominko
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107020887
Antall sider 408 Dimensjoner 17,4cm x 24,7cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 990 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Historical geography, Church history