Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Marner's important new book tells Cuthbert's story and examines one of the sumptuous illuminated Lives of Cuthbert produced during efforts to rejuvenate his cult in the face of the rising cult of Thomas Beckett in the late twelfth-century. Codice inventario libreria
St. Cuthbert, who died in 687 in his hermitage on Fame Island off the coast of Northumbria, became one of the most important saints of the Middle Ages and was (and indeed remains today) a key figure in the religious and political life of north-east England. A great many churches were dedicated to his memory. The Lindisfarne Gospels was produced in his honour and the exquisite Gospel of St. Cuthbert (the Stonyhurst Gospel) was placed in his coffin. Both these manuscripts are among the treasures of the British Library. So, too, is the superlative illuminated Life of St. Cuthbert, produced in Durham c.1185, certainly one of the most important examples of visual hagiography of any period or place to have survived. This manuscript forms the cornerstone of this book, and all 42 of the extant full-page miniatures are reproduced (in 4-colour plus special gold).
After a preliminary chapter which places Cuthbert in his historical context, Dominic Marner then moves forward to Durham in the 1170's and 1180's, when the cult of St. Cuthbert was being fostered internationally by the community of monks and the Bishop, Hugh du Puiset, in rivalry with Canterbury where the cult of St. Thomas Becket had quickly achieved a phenomenal success. The illuminated Life is discussed in the context of the revitalisation of the cult of the saint, and the manuscript is compared with several others created in Durham at the time and described in detail. The narrative components and techniques employed in illustrating the key episodes is analysed, especially the clear motivation of the artist to portray Cuthbert in an emotional and sympathetic manner.
This is a book that is intended for a wide and varied audience - those interested in medieval religious history and art, who will relish the superb colour reproductions at an affordable price, as much as a more specialist readership.
About the Author: Dr. Dominic Marner is Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia.
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Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, 2000. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. No Jacket. Ex-library with the usual features. The interior is clean and tight. Binding is good. Cover shows light wear and has library label on the front. 109 pages. Illustrated throughout. Ex-Library. Codice libro della libreria 033044sf
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. Condizione libro: Good. 2000 - Hardcover - Used - Good - - - Shows some shelf-wear. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks. -. Codice libro della libreria NQ-05-6-0093
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0802035183
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0802035183
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0802035183
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Descrizione libro Univ of Toronto Pr, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. illustrated edition. 96 pages. 11.00x8.50x0.50 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0802035183
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0802035183