From Greece to Islamic art, through early Christian and Romanesque art, distinguished scholars introduce the great parable of ancient and medieval art
From Greece to Islamic art, through early Christian and Romanesque art, distinguished scholars introduce the great parable of ancient and medieval art. Not a consequential story, but extensive introductions to the many artistic worlds that built that great story
Important authors, international authorities in their field of competence, trace the red thread of ancient and medieval art with essays that are linked diachronically. A choral and innovative book resulting from the work of great connoisseurs of the artistic world, capable of achieving a true synthesis that offers new interpretations of masterpieces and styles. Unlike other worlds the Western world – and Europe in it – has a continuum of readability starting from Greek art where, for the first time, the integration between artistic production and historical periods was achieved. A framework in which the Islamic Mediterranean also participates for the medieval period.
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CURATED BY FRANÇOIS BOESPFLUG
François Bœspflug, theologian, art historian and religious historian, is an emeritus professor at the University of Strasbourg. He was a literary editor for the Éditions du Cerf, owner of the Chaire du Louvre in 2010 and of the Benedict XVI Chair in Regensburg in 2013. His numerous publications deal with the history of religions and the representation of the divine.