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History As a Visual Art in the Twelfth-Century Renaissance

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ISBN-10: 1400861187

ISBN-13: 9781400861187

Edition: 2014

Authors: Karl F. Morrison

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Karl Morrison discusses historical writing at a turning point in European culture: the so-called Renaissance of the twelfth century. Why do texts considered at that time to be masterpieces seem now to be fragmentary and full of contradictions? Morrison maintains that the answer comes from ideas about art. Viewing histories as artifacts made according to the same aesthetic principles as paintings and theater, he shows that twelfth-century authors and audiences found unity not in what the reason read in a text but in what the imagination read into it: they prized visual over verbal imagination and employed a circular, or nuclear, spectator-centered perspective cast aside in the Renaissance of…    
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List price: $193.25
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/14/2014
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 292
Language: English