Making and Breaking the Gods - Christian responses to pagan sculpture in late antiquity

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Drawing on both textual and archaeological sources, this book discusses how Christians in Late Antiquity negotiated the sculptural environment of cities and sanctuaries in a variety of ways, ranging from creative transformations to iconoclastic performances. Their responses to pagan sculpture present a rich window into the mechanisms through which society and culture changed under the influence of Christianity. The book thus demonstrates how Christian responses to pagan sculpture rhetorically continued an old tradition of discussing visual practices and the materiality of divine representations. Focusing in particular on the Egypt and the Near East, it furthermore argues that Christian responses encompass much more than mindless violence and need to be contextualised against other social and political developments, as well as local traditions of representation.

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Forfatter: Troels Myrup Kristensen
Sideantal: 297
Sprog: Engelsk
Originalsprog: Engelsk
Produktvariant: Indbundet
Oplag: 1
Udgave: 1
Udgiver: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Bredde: 181 mm
Højde: 248 mm
Dybde: 28 mm
Vægt: 964 g
Serie: Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity 12
Udgivelsesdato: 08 Oct 2013
Oplagsdato: 08 Oct 2013
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2013

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Engelsk

Making and Breaking the Gods - Christian responses to pagan sculpture in late antiquity Aarhus Universitetsforlag