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    DescriptionThe first millennium saw a rich and distinctive artistic tradition form in Europe. While books had long been central to the Christian religious tradition, education, and culture, they now became an important artistic medium, sometimes decorated with brilliant colours and precious metals. Lawrence Nees explores issues of artist patronage, craftsmanship, holy men and women, monasteries, secular courts, and the expressive and educational roles of artistic creation. He discusses early Christian art within the late Roman tradition, and the arts of the newly established kingdoms of northern Europe not as opposites, but as different aspects of a larger historical situation. This approach reveals the onset of an exciting new visual relationship between the church and the populace throughout medieval Europe, restoring a previously marginalized subject to a central status in our artistic and cultural heritage.

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    Early Medieval Art
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    By (author) Lawrence Nees
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 648 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192842435
    ISBN 10: 0192842439

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ART015030, ART015070
    DC21: 709.02
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    BIC subject category V2: ACK
    DC22: 709.02
    BIC subject category V2: 1D
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    B&T Approval Code: A02302000
    LC classification: N5970 .N44 2002
    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Illustrations note
    numerous colour and halftones
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    18 July 2002
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    Author Information
    Lawrence Nees is Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware, where he has taught since 1978. He is the author of 'The Gundohinus Gospels' (Cambridge, Mass., 1987), 'A Tainted Mantle: Hercules and the Classical Tradition at the Carolingian Court' (Philadelphia, 1991), and editor of 'Approaches to Early Medieval Art' (Cambridge, Mass., 1998). He is currently completing a general book on Frankish manuscript illumination.
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    Table of contents
    Introduction ; 1. The Roman Language of Art ; 2. Earliest Christian Art ; 3. Conversion ; 4. Art for Aristocrats ; 5. Endings and Beginnings ; 6. Craftsmanship and Artistry ; 7. Saints and Holy Places ; 8. Holy Images ; 9. Word and Image ; 10. Art at the Court ; 11. Expressive and Didactic Images ; 12. Towards a New Age ; Conclusion ; Notes ; Timeline ; Further Reading ; Museums and Websites ; List of Illustrations ; Index