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Graphic Signs of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 300-900

Ildar Garipzanov

Abstract

This book presents a cultural history of graphic signs such as the sign of the cross, christograms, monograms, and other graphic devices, examining how they were employed to relate to and interact with the supernatural world, and to represent and communicate secular and divine authority in the late antique Mediterranean and early medieval Europe. It analyses its graphic visual material with reference to specific historical contexts and to relevant late antique and early medieval texts as a complementary way of looking at the cultural, religious, and socio-political transition from the late Gra ... More

Keywords: graphic signs, christograms, monograms, the sign of the cross, authority, late antiquity, early Middle Ages, graphicacy, visual communication, political culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198815013
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198815013.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ildar Garipzanov, author
Professor of Medieval History, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History University of Oslo