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Vision and Meaning in Ninth-Century Byzantium: Image as Exegesis in the Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus (Leslie Brubaker) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1999) 9780521621533
Vision and Meaning in Ninth-Century Byzantium: Image as Exegesis in the Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus (Leslie Brubaker) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1999) 9780521621533
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Title: Vision and Meaning in Ninth-Century Byzantium: Image as Exegesis in the Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus

Author: Brubaker, Leslie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1999

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521621533

Volumes: 1; Pages: 568

List Price in Cloth: $179.00 Our price: $179.00

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This book centers on the copy of the Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus produced in Constantinople around 880 for the emperor Basil I as a gift from the patriarch Photios. The manuscript includes forty-six full page miniatures, most of which do not directly illustrate the text they accompany, but instead provide a visual commentary. Vision and Meaning in Ninth-Century Byzantium deals with how such communication worked, and examines the types of messages that pictures could convey in ninth-century Byzantium.ContentsIntroduction1. Siting the miniatures: imagery in the ninth century2. The miniatures: internal evidence3. The biographical miniatures: toward image as exegesis4. Basil I and visual panegyric5. The patriarch Photios and visual exegesis6. Mission, martyrdom and visual polemic7. Perceptions of divinity8. Iconography9. ConclusionsAppendices
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