The Visual Culture of Baptism in the Middle Ages

The Visual Culture of Baptism in the Middle Ages

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This collection of essays by a group of European and North American scholars extends the traditional boundaries associated with the study of baptismal fonts. Previous scholarship about baptismal fonts has often focused on the purely stylistic, iconographical and liturgical perspectives, using primarily ecclesiastical and liturgical documentation. This book shows the wealth of new information that baptismal fonts can offer when scholars adopt interdisciplinary approaches and engage in readings that question traditional assumptions inherited in scholarship.Essays on Medieval Fonts, Settings and Beliefs Harriet M. Sonne de Torrens, Miguel A. Torrens ... and the ecclesiastical status, competing jurisdictions and authority of medieval churches also contributed to the style, size, ornamentation, anbsp;...


Title:The Visual Culture of Baptism in the Middle Ages
Author: Harriet M. Sonne de Torrens, Miguel A. Torrens
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013
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