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The Resource Byzantine art and diplomacy in an age of decline, Cecily J. Hilsdale

Byzantine art and diplomacy in an age of decline, Cecily J. Hilsdale

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Byzantine art and diplomacy in an age of decline
Title
Byzantine art and diplomacy in an age of decline
Statement of responsibility
Cecily J. Hilsdale
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Late Byzantine period (1261-1453) is marked by a paradoxical discrepancy between economic weakness and cultural strength. The apparent enigma can be resolved by recognizing that later Byzantine diplomatic strategies, despite or because of diminishing political advantage, relied on an increasingly desirable cultural and artistic heritage. This book reassesses the role of the visual arts in this era by examining the imperial image and the gift as reconceived in the final two centuries of the Byzantine Empire. In particular it traces a series of luxury objects created specifically for diplomatic exchange with such courts as Genoa, Paris and Moscow alongside key examples of imperial imagery and ritual. By questioning how political decline refigured the visual culture of empire, Dr Hilsdale offers a more nuanced and dynamic account of medieval cultural exchange that considers the temporal dimensions of power and the changing fates of empires"--
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1971-
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Hilsdale, Cecily J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arts and diplomacy
  • Diplomatic gifts
  • HISTORY / Europe / General
  • HISTORY / Europe / General / bisacsh
  • Diplomatie
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Geschenk
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Kunstwerk
  • Europe
  • Byzantinisches Reich
Label
Byzantine art and diplomacy in an age of decline, Cecily J. Hilsdale
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the Imperial image as gift -- Part I. Adventus : the Emperor and the City. 1. The imperial image and the end of exile ; 2. Imperial thanksgiving : the commemoration of the Byzantine restoration of Constantinople ; 3. Imperial instrumentality: the serially struck Palaiologan image -- Part II. 'Atoms of Epicurus' : the Imperial Image as a Gift in an Age of Decline. 4. Rhetoric as diplomacy : imperial word, image and presence ; 5. Wearing allegiances and the construction of a visual oikoumene ; Conclusion : the ends of empire
Control code
854956972
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxi, 393 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781107033306
Lccn
2013030432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)854956972
Label
Byzantine art and diplomacy in an age of decline, Cecily J. Hilsdale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the Imperial image as gift -- Part I. Adventus : the Emperor and the City. 1. The imperial image and the end of exile ; 2. Imperial thanksgiving : the commemoration of the Byzantine restoration of Constantinople ; 3. Imperial instrumentality: the serially struck Palaiologan image -- Part II. 'Atoms of Epicurus' : the Imperial Image as a Gift in an Age of Decline. 4. Rhetoric as diplomacy : imperial word, image and presence ; 5. Wearing allegiances and the construction of a visual oikoumene ; Conclusion : the ends of empire
Control code
854956972
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxi, 393 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781107033306
Lccn
2013030432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)854956972

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