The New Middle Ages

Visual Culture and the German Middle Ages

Authors: Starkey, K.

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This multi-disciplinary collection of essays draws on various theoretical approaches to explore the highly visual nature of the Middle Ages and expose new facets of old texts and artefacts. The term 'visual culture' has been used in recent years to refer to modern media theory, film, modern art and other contemporary representational forms and functions. But this emphasis on visuality is not only a modern phenomenon. Discourses on visual processes pervade the works of medieval secular poets, theologians, and scholastics alike. The Middle Ages was a highly visual society in which images, objects, and performance played a dominant communicative and representational role in both secular and religious areas of society. The essays in this volume, which present various perspectives on medieval visual culture, provide a critical historical basis for the study of visuality and visual processes.

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KATHRYN STARKEY is Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, USA.

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'Together, these essays give an excellent overview of the state of the art by sampling these scholars' main concerns. They furnish proof that work on the German Middle Ages has much to offer to cultural studies as a whole.' - Times Literary Supplement

'This collection of essays...ought to play an important part in bridge-building between European and Anglo-American scholarship in medieval literary studies.' - Medieval Studies


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visual Culture and the German Middle Ages
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-05655-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-05655-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6444-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 290
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