Vision and Image in Early Christian England by George HendersonVision and Image in Early Christian England by George Henderson

Vision and Image in Early Christian England

byGeorge Henderson

Paperback | January 26, 2012

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Professor Henderson's book investigates the ways in which the English, in the two centuries following their conversion to Christianity, expressed their new convictions about this world, and the next. It deals with the impact of books and travel on the Anglo-Saxons, discusses personal sanctity and the manipulation of belief by the state, and identifies the positive role of art in a society constantly afflicted by wars and epidemics. Henderson combines now fragmentary visual and literary evidence in this carefully illustrated book.
Title:Vision and Image in Early Christian EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.67 inPublished:January 26, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521180732

ISBN - 13:9780521180733

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: approaches to images in the early Christian world; 2. Secular impulses towards the Insular manuscript style; 3. Christian art: influx and impact; 4. The colour purple: a late-antique phenomenon and its Anglo-Saxon reflexes; 5. Holy men and heavenly beings; 6. Incentives towards artistic production in early Christian England: some case histories.

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"George Henderson has written widely on medieval art and, in recent years on early Insular art. His Vision and Image is an imaginative and stimulating exploration of art produced in England during the seventeenth and eighth centuries within wider Insular and European contexts." - The Catholic Historical Review Johns Higgit, University of Edinburgh