Insular Iconographies
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21st June 2019

279 Pages

24 x 17 cm

14 colour. 30 b/w. 1 line. Illustrations

Series: Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture

Imprint: Boydell Press

Insular Iconographies

Essays in Honour of Jane Hawkes

Edited by Meg Boulton and Michael D.J. Bintley

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Essays on aspects of iconography as manifested in the material culture of medieval England.
Professor Jane Hawkes has devoted her career to the study of medieval stone, exploring its iconographies, symbolic significances and scholarly contexts, and shedding light on the obscure and understudied sculpted stone monuments of Anglo-Saxon England. This volume builds on her scholarly interests, offering new engagements with medieval culture and the current scholarly methodologies that shape the discipline. The contributors approach several significantobjects and texts from the early and later Middle Ages, working across several disciplinary backgrounds and periods, largely focusing on the Insular World as it intersects with wider global contexts of the period. The chapters cover a wide range of subjects, from the material culture of baptism, to the material, symbolic and iconographic consideration of the artistic outputs of the Insular world, with essays on sculpture, metalwork, glass and manuscripts,to ideas of stone and salvation in both material and textual contexts, to intellectual puzzles and patterns - both material and mathematic - to consideration of the ways in which the conversion to Christianity played out on the landscape.

MEG BOULTON is Research Affiliate and Visiting Lecturer in the History of Art Department at the University of York; MICHAEL D.J. BINTLEY is Lecturer in Early Medieval Literature and Culture at Birkbeck, University of London.

Contributors: Elizabeth Alexander, Michael Brennan, Melissa Herman, Mags Mannion, Thomas Pickles, Harry Stirrup, Heidi Stoner, Colleen Thomas, Philippa Turner, Carolyn Twomey,
Introduction
Recutting the Cross: The Anglo-Saxon Baptismal Font at Wilne
The Fountain Sealed Up in the Garden Enclosed: A Vine Scroll at Kells
The Art of the Church in Ninth-Century Anglo-Saxon England: The Case of the Newent Cross
The Stones of the Wall Will Cry Out: Lithic Emissaries and Marble Messengers in Andreas
Conversion, Ritual, and Landscape: Streoneshalh (Whitby), Osingadun, and the Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Street House, North Yorkshire
Outside the Box: Relics and Reliquaries at the Shrine of St Cuthbert in the Later Middle Ages
An Unusual Hell Mouth in an Old Testament Illustration: Understanding the Numbers Initial in the Twelfth-Century Laud Bible
The Problem of Man, Carved from the Same Stone
Glass Beads: Production and Decorative Motifs
Unmasking Meaning: Faces hidden and Revealed in Early Anglo-Saxon England
Alcuin, Mathematics and the Rational Mind
Looking down from the Rothbury Cross: (Re)Viewing the Place of Anglo-Saxon Art
Bibliography of Jane Hawkes' Writings
Index
Tabula Gratulatoria

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Title Details

21st June 2019

279 Pages

2.4 x 1.7 cm

14 colour. 30 b/w. 1 line. Illustrations

Series: Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture

Imprint: Boydell Press