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Crosses in Baptism

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the controversies and conflicts surrounding the use of the sign of the cross in baptism in Stuart England. It explains the conduct of baptism with particular focus on the ... More


The Sign of the Cross in Late Antiquity

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/9780198815013.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Historiography

The first section provides a synopsis of early Christian discourse on the symbolism of the cross, and emphasizes the importance of the emergence and the dissemination of the cult of the Holy Cross ... More


Monogrammatic Culture in Pre-Carolingian Europe

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/9780198815013.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Historiography

This chapter first examines various material media manifesting the use of monograms as signs of authority for early medieval kings and bishops and as visual tokens of social status for sixth- and ... 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


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


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