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    Making & Breaking the Gods: Christian Responses to Pagan Sculpture in Late Antiquity (Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity) (Hardback) By (author) Troels Myrup Kristensen

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    DescriptionThe basic premise of the book at hand is that there is meaning to be excavated (in both meanings of the word) from Christian responses to pagan sculpture in the period from the fourth to the sixth century. More than mindless acts of religious violence by fanatical mobs, these responses are revelatory of contemporary conceptions of images and the different ways in which the material manifestations of the pagan past could be negotiated in Late Antiquity. Statues were important to the social, political and religious life of cities across the Mediterranean, as well as part of a culture of representation that was intricately bound to bodily taxonomies and visual practices.


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    Title
    Making & Breaking the Gods
    Subtitle
    Christian Responses to Pagan Sculpture in Late Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Troels Myrup Kristensen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 350
    Width: 173 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 953 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9788771240894
    ISBN 10: 8771240896
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AFKB
    BIC E4L: ART
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    BIC subject category V2: AGR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000, REL015000, HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG, ACK
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 732.6
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: NB958 .K75 2013
    Thema V1.0: QRM, NK, QRAX, NHC, QRA
    Publisher
    Aarhus University Press
    Imprint name
    Aarhus University Press
    Publication date
    01 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Aarhus
    Review quote
    ..".this book is well balanced and draws upon comparanda from other than the principal regional areas of focus. It is well edited...with many good quality photos, a number of which are in color and were taken by the author himself." -- John Pollini, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2014.08.61