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Graphic Signs of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 300-900

Ildar Garipzanov

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198815013
eISBN:
9780191852848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815013.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Historiography

This book presents a cultural history of graphic signs such as the sign of the cross, christograms, monograms, and other graphic devices, examining how they were employed to relate to and interact ... More


Materials, Format, and Writing

Theodore de Bruyn

in Making Amulets Christian: Artefacts, Scribes, and Contexts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199687886
eISBN:
9780191767340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687886.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter describes qualities of amulets used throughout the book when examining individual artefacts: the materials on which amulets were written (mainly papyrus and parchment); the format of the ... More


The Power of the Cross and Cruciform Devices in the Carolingian World

Ildar Garipzanov

in Graphic Signs of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 300-900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198815013
eISBN:
9780191852848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815013.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Historiography

This chapter shows the unquestionable role of the sign of the cross as the primary sign of divine authority in Carolingian material and manuscript culture, a role partly achieved at the expense of ... More


Conclusion

Ildar Garipzanov

in Graphic Signs of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 300-900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198815013
eISBN:
9780191852848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815013.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Historiography

The concluding chapter highlights how the cultural history of graphic signs of authority in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages encapsulated the profound transformation of political culture in ... More


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