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Bronze Horseman of Justinian in Constantinople

The Cross-Cultural Biography of a Mediterranean Monument

«'This book will be useful for readers interested in a synthetic account of the horseman and … political and religious history of Constantinople/Istanbul, the city's rivals, and its visitors …' Carol C. Mattusch, Bryn Mawr Classical Review»

Justinian's triumphal column was the tallest free-standing column of the pre-modern world and was crowned with arguably the largest metal equestrian sculpture created anywhere in the world before 1699. Les mer

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Justinian's triumphal column was the tallest free-standing column of the pre-modern world and was crowned with arguably the largest metal equestrian sculpture created anywhere in the world before 1699. The Byzantine empire's bronze horseman towered over the heart of Constantinople, assumed new identities, spawned conflicting narratives, and acquired widespread international acclaim. Because all traces of Justinian's column were erased from the urban fabric of Istanbul in the sixteenth century, scholars have undervalued its astonishing agency and remarkable longevity. Its impact in visual and verbal culture was arguably among the most extensive of any Mediterranean monument. This book analyzes Byzantine, Islamic, Slavic, Crusader, and Renaissance historical accounts, medieval pilgrimages, geographic, apocalyptic and apocryphal narratives, vernacular poetry, Byzantine, Bulgarian, Italian, French, Latin, and Ottoman illustrated manuscripts, Florentine wedding chests, Venetian paintings, and Russian icons to provide an engrossing and pioneering biography of a contested medieval monument during the millennium of its life.

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Forlag
Cambridge University Press
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781107197275
Utgivelsesår
2021
Format
25 x 18 cm

Om forfatteren

Elena N. Boeck is Professor of History of Art and Architecture at DePaul University. Her publications explore intellectual exchange in the Mediterranean and unconventional, fascinating forms of engagement with Byzantium's legacy. She is the author of Imagining the Byzantine Past: The Perception of History in the Illustrated Manuscripts of Skylitzes and Manasses (Cambridge 2015). She held appointments as the Excellence Initiative Professor at Radboud University, and Director of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks.

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«'This book will be useful for readers interested in a synthetic account of the horseman and … political and religious history of Constantinople/Istanbul, the city's rivals, and its visitors …' Carol C. Mattusch, Bryn Mawr Classical Review»

«'By exploring connections between history writing and imagination, The Bronze Horseman of Justinian in Constantinople takes an innovative look at the cultural biography of objects. In conducting her engaging inquiry, Boeck explores an extraordinary number and diversity of sources, both textual and visual, related to the monument.' Brigitte Pitarakis, YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies»

«'Boeck undeniably grants one of Constantinople's great marvels new life in a book that it isitself a marvel of inquiry.' Sarah Bassett, Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies»

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