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Art in Spain and Portugal from the Romans to the Early Middle Ages : routes and myths

Author: Rose Walker
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Late antique and early medieval Iberia, 1.
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In this colorfully illustrated book, Rose Walker surveys Spanish and Portuguese art and architecture from the time of the Roman conquest to the early twelfth century. For generations, scholarly discussions of such art have been complicated by a focus on maps of the pilgrimage roads and images of the Reconquista. Walker contextualizes these aspects by bringing together an exceptionally diverse range of academic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)935690708
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rose Walker
ISBN: 9789048527151 9048527155
OCLC Number: 1020612506
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Conventions; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The Lie of the Land; Art and Architecture Along the Roman Roads; The Via Herculea: Iberians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans; The Via Augusta and Monumentalizing the Provincial Capitals; The Golden Triangle: Astorga, Braga, and Lugo; East-West and Mining the Meseta; Art along the Roads in the Second and Third Centuries AD; Sarcophagi; Emperor Diocletianâ#x80;#x99;s Reorganisation; 2. Believing and Belonging; Late Antiquity and the Wider Mediterranean; Theodosius I â#x88;#x92; a Spanish emperor? Urban Repair and RenewalChristianity becomes Visible; Villa Estates; Villa Mosaics; Christian Mausolea?; Funerary Mosaics; The Fifth Century; Fifth-century Churches; Fifth-century sarcophagi; The Arrival of the Visigoths; 3. The Visigothic Period; Fragmentation and Accretion; A Mixed Population; The Material Record: Metalwork; The Material Record: Architecture and Sculpture; Visigothic Standing Churches?; 4. The Eighth and Ninth Centuries; Re-emergence and Invention; 711; The Early Kingdom of Asturias; Early Construction in Córdoba; Contact with the Carolingians; Building in Oviedo. Travelling Across the PeninsulaDefensive Building in al-Andalus; Church Building in the Early Ninth Century?; Christians and the Enlarged Great Mosque of Córdoba; Ramiro I and the Vikings; Alfonso III and Visions of Victory; 5. The Great Tenth Century; Al-Andalus; The Northern Kingdoms; Ramiro II and Córdoba; San Miguel de Escalada in new contexts; San Juan de los Baños and Santa María de Bamba; Mozarabic capitals; Burgos, La Rioja and Ã#x81;lava; Rosendo and the Northwest; Christian Architecture in al-Andalus; Catalonia: A Region Apart?; Experiments in Figurative Art? 6. Dispersal after the Fall of the CaliphateArt Under â#x80;#x9B;Abd al-Malik; Art during the fitna; The taifa kingdoms; Carving in Catalonia; Experiments in Building; The Kingdom of Pamplona and its Networks; 7. Trading Peace, Gold and Expertise, c. 1050-c. 1075; Taifa Kingdoms; The County of Barcelona; Navarre and Barcelona; Castile and León Enshrined at San Isidoro; Aragón; Artistic Experiments Amid the Political Chaos of the 1070s; 8. The Making of Romanesque; Reform and Synergy; Changes to the North-South Nexus; Papal Legates and their Networks Across the Northern Kingdoms. New Arrivals at Santiago de Compostela from the North and the SouthSan Isidoro de León, the Infanta Urraca, and the Network; Husillos: An Artistic Conversation; Widening the Network: Sancho RamÃƯrez of Aragón, Queen Felicia, and the New Town of Jaca; Multiplying the Links from c. 1095; Flat Slab Relief Sculpture; Epilogue; Chronology 700-1100; Bibliography of Cited Sources; Index; List of Illustrations; Figure 1â#x80;#x83; Mendigorria, opus signinum pavement (Museo de Navarra, Pamplona); Figure 2â#x80;#x83; EmpÃðries, Sacrifice of Iphigenia, emblema mosaic (Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya, EmpÃðries). Figure 3â#x80;#x83; Mérida, aqueduct in opus mixtum.
Series Title: Late antique and early medieval Iberia, 1.
Responsibility: Rose Walker ; with original photography by John Batten.

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For generations maps of the pilgrimage roads and of the reconquista have bedevilled the study of Spanish art and architecture. They have also infiltrated the popular imagination and come to dominate  Read more...

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