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Suger, Abbot of S-Denis, and the Rhetoric of Persuasion: Manipulating Reality and Producing Meaning

Stephen Murray

in Plotting Gothic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226191805
eISBN:
9780226191942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226191942.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The abbey church of S-Denis, just to the northwest of Paris, has assumed a most significant place in traditional stories as the starting point of Gothic. Abbot Suger has been credited with a direct ... More


Sacramental Anxiety in the Late Middle Ages: Hugh of St. Victor, the Abbot Suger, and Dante

Harry Berger

in Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by examining a passage from Hugh of St. Victor's discourse, On the Sacraments of the Christian Faith, which contains linguistic transfers as examples of extension or metonymy. ... More


The Past Acquired, Revived, and Ransacked

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The Tazza was likely brought to Constantinople by Constantine the Great. This chapter discusses the founding of his new capital, his transfer there of artworks from across the Greco-Roman world, and ... More


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