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Author Garipzanov, Ildar H.
Title Graphic signs of authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 300-900 [electronic resource] / Ildar Garipzanov.
Publication Info Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition First edition.



Descript xxvi, 377 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Edition First edition.
Contents Introduction : Graphic signs, graphic visualization, and early graphicacy -- Graphic signs of authority and political culture -- Graphic signs of authority: historiographic trends -- Cultural history of graphic signs of authority -- Graphic signs of divine authority in late antiquity. The origins of early Christian graphic signs. The nomina sacra, Staurogram, and Chi-Rho -- Early Christian authors on symbolic meanings of letters and Christian graphic signs -- Protective seals and the Bruce Codex -- "Magical" characters and their early Christian critics -- Apotropaic graphic devices as a symptomatic feature of late antique culture -- Christograms as signs of authority in the late Roman empire. Lactantius and Constantine I's victorious sign in 312 -- Eusebius and the appropriation of the Chi-Rho as an imperial triumphant symbol in the 320-40s -- The hierarchy of Christian signs in the visual communication of imperial authority in the second half of the fourth and early fifth centuries -- Christograms as paradigmatic Christian symbols at the turn of the fifth century -- The sign of the cross in late antiquity. The early symbolism of the cross and the origins of the cult of the Holy Cross -- The Sign of the Cross as a late antique symbol of authority -- The apotropaic power of the Sign of the Cross in late antiquity -- Monogrammatic culture in late antiquity. Monograms, early Christians, and late antique culture. Late antique epigraphic culture and monograms as epigraphic devices -- The Calendar of 354 and fourth-century Roman aristocratic culture -- Monograms as protective and intercessory devices -- The contemplative process involved in understanding monograms and late antique neoplatonism -- Secular monograms, social status, and authority in the late Roman world and early Byzantium. The numismatic monogram of Theodosius II: monograms as signs of imperial authority in the middle and second half of the fifth century -- Monograms as signs of authority on silverware, weights, bricks, and consular diptychs -- Monograms as visual signs of social power, noble identity, and elevated status: rings, dress accessories, and luxury objects -- Monograms as a symptomatic feature of late antique paideia -- Public monuments and the monogrammatic display of authority in the post-Roman world. From consular diptychs to the monumental display of authority: Juliana Aniana and St Polyeuktos (c.506-27) -- Justinian I, Theodora, and a defensive response: Sts Sergius and Bacchus (c.527-32) -- The monogrammatic display of imperial authority in Hagia Sophia (532-7) -- Monumental monograms and early medieval bishops -- Graphic signs of authority in early medieval Europe. Monogrammatic culture in pre-Carolingian Europe. Monograms as royal signs of authority -- Monograms as signs of social status and Episcopal authority in pre-Carolingian Europe -- Invocational graphic devices in pre-Carolingian material and manuscript culture -- Christograms and the Sign of the Cross in pre-Carolingian material and manuscript culture -- Late antique monogrammatic culture and the origins of monogrammatic lettering -- Monogrammatic revival in the Carolingian world. Monogrammatic initials in Carolingian Gospel-books and sacramentaries -- Royal, Episcopal, Papal monograms as signs of authority in the Carolingian world -- A monogrammatic revival in Carolingian manuscript culture and De inventione litterarum -- The power of the cross and cruciform devices in the Carolingian world. The Bible of San Paolo fuori le mura and cruciform invocations in Carolingian religious manuscripts -- The Sign of the Cross in manuscript and material culture -- Hrabanus Marus' In honorem sanctae crucis: the Sign of the Cross as the main organizing principle of Carolingian graphicacy -- Conclusion.
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ISBN 9780198815013 (hardback)
0198815018 (hardback)
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Author Garipzanov, Ildar H.
Series Oxford studies in medieval European history
Oxford studies in medieval European history.
Subject Signs and symbols -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Signs and symbols -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500.
Symbolism -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Symbolism -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500.
Monograms -- History -- To 1500.
Descript xxvi, 377 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Edition First edition.
Contents Introduction : Graphic signs, graphic visualization, and early graphicacy -- Graphic signs of authority and political culture -- Graphic signs of authority: historiographic trends -- Cultural history of graphic signs of authority -- Graphic signs of divine authority in late antiquity. The origins of early Christian graphic signs. The nomina sacra, Staurogram, and Chi-Rho -- Early Christian authors on symbolic meanings of letters and Christian graphic signs -- Protective seals and the Bruce Codex -- "Magical" characters and their early Christian critics -- Apotropaic graphic devices as a symptomatic feature of late antique culture -- Christograms as signs of authority in the late Roman empire. Lactantius and Constantine I's victorious sign in 312 -- Eusebius and the appropriation of the Chi-Rho as an imperial triumphant symbol in the 320-40s -- The hierarchy of Christian signs in the visual communication of imperial authority in the second half of the fourth and early fifth centuries -- Christograms as paradigmatic Christian symbols at the turn of the fifth century -- The sign of the cross in late antiquity. The early symbolism of the cross and the origins of the cult of the Holy Cross -- The Sign of the Cross as a late antique symbol of authority -- The apotropaic power of the Sign of the Cross in late antiquity -- Monogrammatic culture in late antiquity. Monograms, early Christians, and late antique culture. Late antique epigraphic culture and monograms as epigraphic devices -- The Calendar of 354 and fourth-century Roman aristocratic culture -- Monograms as protective and intercessory devices -- The contemplative process involved in understanding monograms and late antique neoplatonism -- Secular monograms, social status, and authority in the late Roman world and early Byzantium. The numismatic monogram of Theodosius II: monograms as signs of imperial authority in the middle and second half of the fifth century -- Monograms as signs of authority on silverware, weights, bricks, and consular diptychs -- Monograms as visual signs of social power, noble identity, and elevated status: rings, dress accessories, and luxury objects -- Monograms as a symptomatic feature of late antique paideia -- Public monuments and the monogrammatic display of authority in the post-Roman world. From consular diptychs to the monumental display of authority: Juliana Aniana and St Polyeuktos (c.506-27) -- Justinian I, Theodora, and a defensive response: Sts Sergius and Bacchus (c.527-32) -- The monogrammatic display of imperial authority in Hagia Sophia (532-7) -- Monumental monograms and early medieval bishops -- Graphic signs of authority in early medieval Europe. Monogrammatic culture in pre-Carolingian Europe. Monograms as royal signs of authority -- Monograms as signs of social status and Episcopal authority in pre-Carolingian Europe -- Invocational graphic devices in pre-Carolingian material and manuscript culture -- Christograms and the Sign of the Cross in pre-Carolingian material and manuscript culture -- Late antique monogrammatic culture and the origins of monogrammatic lettering -- Monogrammatic revival in the Carolingian world. Monogrammatic initials in Carolingian Gospel-books and sacramentaries -- Royal, Episcopal, Papal monograms as signs of authority in the Carolingian world -- A monogrammatic revival in Carolingian manuscript culture and De inventione litterarum -- The power of the cross and cruciform devices in the Carolingian world. The Bible of San Paolo fuori le mura and cruciform invocations in Carolingian religious manuscripts -- The Sign of the Cross in manuscript and material culture -- Hrabanus Marus' In honorem sanctae crucis: the Sign of the Cross as the main organizing principle of Carolingian graphicacy -- Conclusion.
Note .
ISBN 9780198815013 (hardback)
0198815018 (hardback)
Author Garipzanov, Ildar H.
Series Oxford studies in medieval European history
Oxford studies in medieval European history.
Subject Signs and symbols -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Signs and symbols -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500.
Symbolism -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Symbolism -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500.
Monograms -- History -- To 1500.

Subject Signs and symbols -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Signs and symbols -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500.
Symbolism -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Symbolism -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500.
Monograms -- History -- To 1500.
Descript xxvi, 377 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents Introduction : Graphic signs, graphic visualization, and early graphicacy -- Graphic signs of authority and political culture -- Graphic signs of authority: historiographic trends -- Cultural history of graphic signs of authority -- Graphic signs of divine authority in late antiquity. The origins of early Christian graphic signs. The nomina sacra, Staurogram, and Chi-Rho -- Early Christian authors on symbolic meanings of letters and Christian graphic signs -- Protective seals and the Bruce Codex -- "Magical" characters and their early Christian critics -- Apotropaic graphic devices as a symptomatic feature of late antique culture -- Christograms as signs of authority in the late Roman empire. Lactantius and Constantine I's victorious sign in 312 -- Eusebius and the appropriation of the Chi-Rho as an imperial triumphant symbol in the 320-40s -- The hierarchy of Christian signs in the visual communication of imperial authority in the second half of the fourth and early fifth centuries -- Christograms as paradigmatic Christian symbols at the turn of the fifth century -- The sign of the cross in late antiquity. The early symbolism of the cross and the origins of the cult of the Holy Cross -- The Sign of the Cross as a late antique symbol of authority -- The apotropaic power of the Sign of the Cross in late antiquity -- Monogrammatic culture in late antiquity. Monograms, early Christians, and late antique culture. Late antique epigraphic culture and monograms as epigraphic devices -- The Calendar of 354 and fourth-century Roman aristocratic culture -- Monograms as protective and intercessory devices -- The contemplative process involved in understanding monograms and late antique neoplatonism -- Secular monograms, social status, and authority in the late Roman world and early Byzantium. The numismatic monogram of Theodosius II: monograms as signs of imperial authority in the middle and second half of the fifth century -- Monograms as signs of authority on silverware, weights, bricks, and consular diptychs -- Monograms as visual signs of social power, noble identity, and elevated status: rings, dress accessories, and luxury objects -- Monograms as a symptomatic feature of late antique paideia -- Public monuments and the monogrammatic display of authority in the post-Roman world. From consular diptychs to the monumental display of authority: Juliana Aniana and St Polyeuktos (c.506-27) -- Justinian I, Theodora, and a defensive response: Sts Sergius and Bacchus (c.527-32) -- The monogrammatic display of imperial authority in Hagia Sophia (532-7) -- Monumental monograms and early medieval bishops -- Graphic signs of authority in early medieval Europe. Monogrammatic culture in pre-Carolingian Europe. Monograms as royal signs of authority -- Monograms as signs of social status and Episcopal authority in pre-Carolingian Europe -- Invocational graphic devices in pre-Carolingian material and manuscript culture -- Christograms and the Sign of the Cross in pre-Carolingian material and manuscript culture -- Late antique monogrammatic culture and the origins of monogrammatic lettering -- Monogrammatic revival in the Carolingian world. Monogrammatic initials in Carolingian Gospel-books and sacramentaries -- Royal, Episcopal, Papal monograms as signs of authority in the Carolingian world -- A monogrammatic revival in Carolingian manuscript culture and De inventione litterarum -- The power of the cross and cruciform devices in the Carolingian world. The Bible of San Paolo fuori le mura and cruciform invocations in Carolingian religious manuscripts -- The Sign of the Cross in manuscript and material culture -- Hrabanus Marus' In honorem sanctae crucis: the Sign of the Cross as the main organizing principle of Carolingian graphicacy -- Conclusion.
Note .
ISBN 9780198815013 (hardback)
0198815018 (hardback)

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