The Art of the Roman Empire AD 100-450

Auteur: Jas Elsner
Taal: Engels

Uitgever: Oxford University Press

Auteur: Jas Elsner
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780198768630
  • Druk: 2nd Revised edition
  • mei 2018
  • 336 pagina's
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The passage from Imperial Rome to the era of late antiquity, when the Roman Empire underwent a religious conversion to Christianity, saw some of the most significant and innovative developments in Western culture. This stimulating book investigates the role of the visual arts, the great diversity of paintings, statues, luxury arts, and masonry, as both reflections and agents of those changes. Jas' Elsner's ground-breaking account discusses both Roman and early Christian art in relation to such issues as power, death, society, acculturation, and religion. By examining questions of reception, viewing, and the culture of spectacle alongside the more traditional art-historical themes of imperial patronage and stylistic change, he presents a fresh and challenging interpretation of an extraordinarily rich cultural crucible in which many fundamental developments of later European art had their origins. This second edition includes a new discussion of the Eurasian context of Roman art, an updated bibliography, and new, full colour illustrations.

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His understanding of the way Second Sophistic and Christianity interact is marvellous... a highly individual work... wonderful visual and comparative analysis * Professor Natalie Boymel Kampen * Review from previous edition exciting and original... a vibrant impression of creative energy and innovation... Elsner constantly surprises and intrigues the reader by approaching familiar material in new ways. * Professor Avril Cameron, Professor Emerita, University of Oxford * A very accessible introduction to the art, and the cultural and political history, of the period. It is eminently readable; pitched to the undergraduate student (including an immensely useful updated bibliographical guide), it is approachable enough for the general reader, and would likely be the kind of book I would recommend to an enthusiastic sixth-former. The illustrations are well-chosen, and the supplementary material is an added bonus: several maps of the empire at the beginning, and a detailed timeline at the end are hugely valuable assets for any ancient historian or classicist. * Stuart Thomson, Classics for All *

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
2nd Revised edition
Verschijningsdatum
mei 2018
Aantal pagina's
336 pagina's
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Auteur
Jas Elsner
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Oxford University Press

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9780198768630

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Subtitel
AD 100-450
Thema Qualifier Code
6CA
Thema Subject Code
AGA

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