Pictures as Language: How the Byzantines Exploited Them [Hardback]

Christopher Walter (Author)

ISBN: 9781899828364 | Published by: Pindar Press | Year of Publication: 2000 | 486p, 297 illus

Pictures as Language


This collection of articles demonstrates that iconography was arguably more important to the Byzantines than to any other culture. Divided into five sections, the papers discuss manuscript illumination, the religious use of pictures, the role of pictures in the instruction of the liturgy, hagiography and iconography on religious objects such as amulets.

Table of Contents

Les dessins carolingiens dans un manuscrit de Verceil;
Un commentaire enluminé des homélies de Grégoire de Nazianze;
The Triumph of Saint Peter in the Church of Saint Clement at Ohrid and the iconography of the Triumph of the Martyrs;
The Portrait of Jakov of Serres in Londin Additional 39629;
The Date and Content of the Dionysiou Lectionary;
The Icon and the Image of Christ;
The Second Council of Nicaea and Byzantine Tradition;
Icons of the First Council of Nicaea;
Political Imagery: Osmosis Between East and West;
A Problem Picture of the Emperor John VIII and the Patriarch Joseph;
The Significance of the Portrait of Danilo II as Donor in his Church of the Bogorodica;
Portraits of Serbian Bishops Appointed on Byzantine Territory;
The Christ Child on the Altar in the Radoslav Narthex: a Learned or a Popular Theme?;
A New Look at the Sanctuary Barrier;
The Byzantine Sanctuary - a Word List;
The Iconography of the Prophet Habakkuk;
The Invention of Saint John the Baptist's Head in the Wall-Calendar at Graanica;
Salome and the Head of Saint John the Baptist;
The Abgar Cycle at Matei;
Saint Clement in the Chersonese and the Iconography of his Miracle;
Saints of Second Iconoclasm in the Madrid Scylitzes;
The Portrait of Saint Paraskeve;
The Intaglio of Solomon in the Benaki Museum and the Origins of the Iconography of Warrior Saints;
Some Unpublished Intaglios of Solomon in the British Museum;
Additional Notes;

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.