Art, Ritual, and Civic Identity in Medieval Southern Italy

Hardcover | April 14, 2014

byNino Zchomelidse

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In Art, Ritual, and Civic Identity in Medieval Southern Italy, Nino Zchomelidse examines the complex and dynamic roles played by the monumental ambo, the Easter candlestick, and the liturgical scroll in southern Italy and Sicily from the second half of the tenth century, when the first such liturgical scrolls emerged, until the first decades of the fourteenth century, when the last monumental Easter candlestick was made. Through the use of these objects, the interior of the church was transformed into the place of the story of salvation, making the events of the Bible manifest. By linking rites and setting, liturgical furnishings could be used to stage a variety of biblical events, in accordance with specific feast days. Examining the interaction of liturgical performance and the ecclesiastical stage, this book explores the creation, function, and evolution of church furnishings and manuscripts.

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In Art, Ritual, and Civic Identity in Medieval Southern Italy, Nino Zchomelidse examines the complex and dynamic roles played by the monumental ambo, the Easter candlestick, and the liturgical scroll in southern Italy and Sicily from the second half of the tenth century, when the first such liturgical scrolls emerged, until the first d...

Nino Zchomelidse is Assistant Professor of Art History at Johns Hopkins University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:308 pages, 10 × 9 × 1 inPublished:April 14, 2014Publisher:Penn State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0271059737

ISBN - 13:9780271059730

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Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Introduction

1 Staging the Logos: The Ambo in the Medieval Mediterranean

2 Unfurling the Logos: The Exultet Rolls of South Italy

3 Liturgical Change and the Double Stage

4 Trees of Light: Exegesis and Liturgy in the Context of the Easter Candlestick

5 Allegory and Remembrance: Lay Patronage in the Angevin Kingdom

6 The Saint and His City: Hagiography, Relics, and the Panels of Santa Restituta in Naples

Epilogue: Imitatio Christi and Civic Identity in Angevin Gaeta

Appendixes

Iconographic Indexes

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Editorial Reviews

“[Nino Zchomelidse] is to be thanked for producing a work which is both stimulating and provocative.”

—Valentino Pace, Burlington Magazine