The art of healing : painting for the sick and the sinner in a medieval town (Book, 2003) []
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The art of healing : painting for the sick and the sinner in a medieval town

The art of healing : painting for the sick and the sinner in a medieval town

Author: Marcia A Kupfer
Publisher: University Park, Pa : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Looking closely at paintings from ca 1200 in the church of Saint Aignan-sur-Cher, Kupfer traces their links to burial practices, the veneration of saints and the care of the sick in nearby hospitals,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Art
Named Person: Aegidius, Saint Abbot; Aegidius, Saint Abbot.; Aegidius, Heiliger.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia A Kupfer
ISBN: 0271023031 9780271023038
OCLC Number: 881804612
Description: 202 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: ContentsList of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction: "Confess Your Sins"Part I: The Medieval Site1. From Castle to TownInside the Painted CryptOppidum and ParishLord and Borough2. Chapels, Hospitals, and Healing CultsChapelsThe LeproseryThe Maison-DieuThe Porticus of Noyers3. From Spatialized Body to Painted CryptSaint Silvanus's FireLocal Cults: An Epidemiological Basis?Local Cults: A System of RepresentationImages and the Recapture of Therapeutic PowersPart II: The Collegiate Church4. The Architectural Framework: Spatial Disjunction, Social DisplacementArchitectural Design and Building ChronologyThe Crypt RedefinedPilgrimage as Penance5. The Paintings: The Saints in the CryptThe Apsidal Theophany and the Altar of Saint JamesThe South Chapel: The Life of Saint GilesThe Axial Chapel: Lazarus, Mary Magdalen, and MarthaFrom Micro- to MacrocosmPictorial Resonance, Programmatic Texture6. Image and Audience: Infirmity, Charity, and Penance in the CommunityExchange and MediationGender Roles, Body PoliticsInfirmity as Social Boundary Conclusion: The Art of Healing Epilogue: The Late Medieval Paintings Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Marcia Kupfer.


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