Picturing Kingship

Picturing Kingship

Author: Harvey Stahl

Publisher: Penn State University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015082654131

Category: Art

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Picturing Kingship presents the first comprehensive art-historical study of the personal prayerbook of King Louis IX. The book approaches the St. Louis Psalter through a rich range of perspectives and methodologies and positions it within the contexts of its production and use. Not only is the manuscript's production and structure given detailed study, but the king's ways of handling his prayerbook--his habits of reading, looking, and praying--are also set forth in a compelling narrative of his view of his sacred responsibilities as king. In the first half of the book, Stahl investigates the Psalter's physical construction and development within the context of manuscript production in thirteenth-century Paris. The second half looks at the Psalter's thematic and iconographic workings and the role of the king's adviser--Vincent of Beauvais--in the Psalter's shaping. Most important, though, the author delves into the meanings the Psalter might have held for the king, who was a crusader and so devout a Christian that he was canonized by Boniface VIII. Stahl makes it clear that the Psalter, already recognized as one of the true masterworks of thirteenth-century French culture, should also be recognized as a significant force in Louis IX's life and reign.
Picturing Kingship
Language: en
Pages: 371
Authors: Harvey Stahl
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Penn State University Press

Picturing Kingship presents the first comprehensive art-historical study of the personal prayerbook of King Louis IX. The book approaches the St. Louis Psalter through a rich range of perspectives and methodologies and positions it within the contexts of its production and use. Not only is the manuscript's production and structure
Reading the Reverse Fa?e of Reims Cathedral
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: DonnaL. Sadler
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Though long recognized as one of the most beautiful works from the second half of the thirteenth century, the magnificent sculptural program of the reverse fa?e at Reims Cathedral has received little in the way of scholarly attention. Interpreting the iconography in the light of Latin texts associated with the
The Making of Saint Louis
Language: en
Pages: 331
Authors: Marianne Cecilia Gaposchkin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

M. Cecilia Gaposchkin reconstructs and analyzes the process that led to King Louis IX of France's canonization in 1297 and the consolidation and spread of his cult.
Deborah's Daughters
Language: en
Pages: 359
Authors: Joy A. Schroeder
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Mobs
Language: en
Pages: 386
Authors: Nancy van Deusen, Leonard Michael Koff
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-25 - Publisher: BRILL

Mobs are complex, often an enigma. The topic of Mobs presented here serves as a means to address not only an important historical as well as present consideration, but to provide multiple disciplinary methods and viewpoints, bringing the past into the present.