The Bayeux Tapestry: New Interpretations [Paperback]

Martin K. Foys (Editor); Karen Eileen Overbey (Editor); Dan Terkla (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781783271245 | Published by: Boydell & Brewer | Year of Publication: 2016 | Language: English 248p, b/w illus

The Bayeux Tapestry: New Interpretations


In the past two decades, scholarly assessment of the Bayeux Tapestry has moved beyond studies of its sources and analogues, dating, origin and purpose, and site of display. This volume demonstrates the value of more recent interpretive approaches to this famous and iconic artefact, by examining the textile's materiality, visuality, reception and historiography, and its constructions of gender, territory and cultural memory. The essays it contains frame discussions vital to the future of Tapestry scholarship and are complemented by a bibliography covering three centuries of critical writings.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fifty Years of (Re)Producing the Bayeux Tapestry
Problematizing Patronage: Odo of Bayeux and the Bayeux Tapestry - Elizabeth Carson Pastan and Stephen D White
Auctoritas, Consilium et Auxilium: Images of Authority in the Bayeux Tapestry - Shirley Ann Brown
Taking Place: Reliquaries and Territorial Authority in the Bayeux Embroidery - Karen Eileen Overbey
On the Nature of Things in the Bayeux Tapestry and its World - Valerie Allen
Making Sounds Visible in the Bayeux Tapestry - R. Brilliant
Anglo-Saxon Women, Norman Knights and a 'Third Sex' in the Bayeux Embroidery - Madeline H. Caviness
Behind the Bayeux Tapestry - Gale R. Owen-Crocker
Embroidery Errors in the Bayeux Tapestry and Their Relevance for Understanding Its Design and Production - Michael Lewis
From Hasting to Hastings and Beyond: Inexorable Inevitability on the Bayeux Tapestry - Daniel Terkla
Pulling the Arrow Out: The Legend of Harold's Death and the Bayeux Tapestry - Martin Foys
The Bayeux Tapestry: A Selective Bibliography - Daniel Terkla

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