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Vision and Image in Early Christian England

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ISBN-10: 0521180732

ISBN-13: 9780521180733

Edition: 2010

Authors: George Henderson

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Professor Henderson's book investigates the ways in which the English, in the two centuries following their conversion to Christianity, expressed their new convictions about this world, and the next. It deals with the impact of books and travel on the Anglo-Saxons, discusses personal sanctity and the manipulation of belief by the state, and identifies the positive role of art in a society constantly afflicted by wars and epidemics. Henderson combines now fragmentary visual and literary evidence in this carefully illustrated book.
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

George Henderson is Emeritus Professor of Medieval Art at the University of Cambridge.

Introduction: approaches to images in the early Christian world
Secular impulses towards the Insular manuscript style
Christian art: influx and impact
The colour purple: a late-antique phenomenon and its Anglo-Saxon reflexes
Holy men and heavenly beings
Incentives towards artistic production in early Christian England: some case histories