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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 241–262.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Paroma Chatterjee This article looks closely at the report of a miracle that occurred in eleventh-century Constantinople in which the veil covering an icon of the Theotokos (Virgin) at the Blachernae church lifted itself miraculously. The report, scripted by the Byzantine polymath Michael Psellos...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 263–284.
Published: 01 May 2021
... University Press 2021 Byzantine icons Mandylion of Edessa image of Christ reception in Counter-Reformation Genoa and Rome authenticity of relics The authenticity of Christ's relics is often premised on their presumed material singularity. Yet the Mandylion of Edessa came to prominence...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 223–247.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the Byzantine icon as a “directed absence,” as art historian Charles Barber elegantly puts it; the icon points or tends toward (pros ti) the prototype while being itself empty of any vestige of the latter.27 However, as Barber’s studies have shown, the earlier, essentialist cast of the icon persisted...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (1): 119–145.
Published: 01 January 2008
... for Evdokiia Ivanovna and Mariia Saburova. Among the first gifts listed in Elena’s dowry inventory are six crosses and six icons. The icons are worth noting: one of St. George the Victory-Bearer, one of the Savior, one of the Mother of God, another of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, another of St...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 469–491.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of the Byzantines when he left the scene wounded on the final day; the even greater dismay when the great Hodegetria icon was paraded through the city in a fierce storm, and was let fall to the ground; the emptiness of Hagia Sophia, until the final days abandoned by the Orthodox faithful after the emperor...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 615–634.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and Icons: Between Reality and Spirituality in Byzantine Art. Byzantios: Studies in Byzantine History and Civilization, vol. 5. Turnhout, Belg.: Brepols, 2013. xi, 463 pp.; 115 figs. Paper eur 85.00. Cornett / New Books across the Disciplines  627 Papademetriou, Tom...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 725–744.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Islam. Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. ix, 306 pp. $79.95. 8. Byzantium Ćurčić, Slobodan, and Evangelia Hadjitryphonos. Architecture as Icon: Perception and Representation of Architecture in Byzantine Art. With con­...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., “the Christian story is itself a biography”; thus later Christians, through the writing of saints’ lives, “could present an image of the life in imitation of Christ, the life that becomes an icon.”2 Following this line of thought, but taking it to a differ- ent part of the New Testament...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 471–492.
Published: 01 September 2003
... is the Cinderella of Byzantine studies, then heresiology is still the Cinderella of late antique and Byzantine litera- ture.1 Whether writings against heresy can be considered literature at all is of course a wider question; this essay starts from a lower level of inquiry and sets more basic questions. Our...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 285–319.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Such belated veneration of the Virgin's Byzantine milk relic might surprise, coming from a Venetian Patriarch in 1618, when the reform work of the Tridentine church was long thought to have worked its effects. It underscores not only the traditional anti-Roman stance of the Republic of Venice, recently renewed...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 197–228.
Published: 01 May 2008
... expansion of Islam reduced the five principal centers of Christianity to two: a Hellenized Constantinople and a Latinate Rome (the patriarchates of Jerusalem, Antioch, and Alexandria having fallen politically under Muslim rule). Byzantine Christianity has its own history, of course, some...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 589–610.
Published: 01 September 2008
... educators between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries would find at Duke two early printed versions of the educational canon known as the Articella or “little art” of medicine. Based upon a selection of texts by Hip- pocrates, Galen, and two medieval Byzantine authorities, the early Arti- cella’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 January 2001
... R. Cormack, Writing in Gold: Byzantine Society and Its Icons (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985), 122– 40, sketches out a similar binary opposition in literature and images during the posticonoclastic period when iconoclasts were depicted...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 487–504.
Published: 01 September 2015
... pieces of parchment could be used for taking notes, but that is a different matter.7 Daly reports the presence of inserted slips in a twelfth-­century Byzantine commentary on the Iliad, but this is simply a matter of writing additions on small extra sheets of paper when there was no more room...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (3): 487–519.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of his situ- ation, and yet he is entirely deceived. The discerning, highly trained gaze of the physician was the basis for medicine’s not-­always-­convincing claims that it was a theoretical discipline, rather than a mechanical art.36 Medicine’s presumption to liberal status assumed iconic form...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 419–443.
Published: 01 May 2007
...”: Life of Saint Patrick. Edited and translated by David Howlett. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2006. 199 pp. $60.00. [Facing-page Latin text with English translation.] Psellos, Michael. Mothers and Sons, Fathers and Daughters: The Byzantine Family of Michael Psellos. Translated and edited by Anthony...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 167–198.
Published: 01 January 2002
... or on the iconic depictions of saints rather than on scenes from the narrative Passion cycle. Further proof of this conscious choice is evident in the fact that while some graffiti do appear on the first scenes of the cycle, their limited number, later dates, and the fact that Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem (see...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 515–544.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the Mediterranean world. By the hair of his chin: The limits of courtly culture The city of Constantinople occupies a special place in Pero Tafur’s mapping of the Mediterranean world. The Andanças presents the Byzantine capital as an abode of deep and longstanding practices of reciprocity between Greek...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 455–471.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and Early Modern Studies / 50.2 / 2020 vol. 56. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2019. xxiv, 347 pp. $35.00. [The first translation of Tzetzes s Byzantine verse commentary on the Odyssey. Greek text and facing- page verse translation.] Wright, Stephen K., trans. and ed. The Erlau Playbook: Five...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 159–195.
Published: 01 January 2015
... 188  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 45.1 / 2015 Erri e i polittici domenicani,” Commentari 2, no. 1 (1951): 17 – 25; Benati, La bottega, 68 – 109, 129 – 62. The compositional format has its origins in the Byzantine vita icon type. On these images, see, most recently...