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Disembodied heads in medieval and early modern culture

Author: Barbara Baert; Anita Traninger; Catrien Santing
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.
Series: Intersections (Boston, Mass.), v. 28.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discussing medieval and early modern 'disembodied heads' this collection questions the why and how of the primacy of the head in the bodily hierarchy during the premodern period. On the basis of beliefs, mythologies and traditions concerning the head, they come to an 'cultural anatomy' of the head.
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Disembodied heads in medieval and early modern culture
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Baert; Anita Traninger; Catrien Santing
ISBN: 9789004253551 9004253556 1299808220 9781299808225 9004253548 9789004253544
OCLC Number: 857365043
Notes: Outcome of a two-day conference held at the Academia Belgica and the Royal Dutch Institute at Rome.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 311 pages).
Contents: Adam's Skull / Marina Montesano --
Talking Heads, or, A Tale of Two Clerics / Robert Mills --
The Meaning of the Head in High Medieval Culture / Esther Cohen --
Securing the Sacred Head: Cephalophory and Relic Claims / Scott B. Montgomery --
The Johannesschussel as Andachtsbild: The Gaze, The Medium and The Senses / Barbara Baert --
Chasing the Caput. Head Images of John the Baptist in a Political Conflict / Mateusz Kapustka --
The Self-Portrait 'En Decapite': Interpreting Artistic Self-Insertion / Arjan R. de Koomen --
Capita Selecta in Historia Sacra. Head Relics in Counter Reformation Rome (1570CA.-1630CA.) / Jetze Touber --
Framing the Face. Patterns of Presentation and Representation in Early Modern Dress and Portraiture / Bert Watteeuw --
And I Bear Your Beautiful Face Painted on My Chest. The Longevity of the Heart as the Primal Organ in the Renaissance / Catrien Santing.
Series Title: Intersections (Boston, Mass.), v. 28.
Responsibility: edited by Catrien Santing, Barbara Baert, & Anita Traninger.

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