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Women and the Faith in Icons in Early Christianity

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the place of icons in worship, their character, and the way they came to symbolize the holy and mediate between earth and heaven. In particular, as icons became a vivid focus ... More


Postlude: A Social Turn in Chinese Funerary Art

Jeehee Hong

in Theater of the Dead: A Social Turn in Chinese Funerary Art, 1000-1400

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855376
eISBN:
9780824868680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855376.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

The modes of theatricality discerned through the cases of funerary art discussed in the chapters embody a socialized vision of death. This phenomenon, in contrast to classical modes of representing ... More


Theater of the Dead: A Social Turn in Chinese Funerary Art, 1000-1400

Jeehee Hong

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855376
eISBN:
9780824868680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855376.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In eleventh century China, dazzling theatrical spectacles were performed not only for the living, but also the dead. Beyond urbanizing theaters and temple stages, developments in theatrical ... More


Asymmetries: Pattern, Performance, and Mission Christianity

Graeme Were

in Lines That Connect: Rethinking Pattern and Mind in the Pacific

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833848
eISBN:
9780824870454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833848.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter explores the conditions under which pattern no longer connects images to ideas. It does this by questioning the role pattern played in the Nalik people's conversion to Christianity, ... More


Picturing Infants and Families in Roman Art

Maureen Carroll

in Infancy and Earliest Childhood in the Roman World: 'A Fragment of Time'

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199687633
eISBN:
9780191841804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687633.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The focus of Chapter 5 is on visual images of infants and very young children. A variety of media and formats are considered, including portrayals of children in marble reliefs and on coins and ... More


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