User menu

Shopping cart

Die Liturgische Gegenwart Des Abwesenden Königs: Gebetsverbrüderung Und Hersscherbild Im Frühen Mittelalter (Hardcover)

Die Liturgische Gegenwart Des Abwesenden Königs: Gebetsverbrüderung Und Hersscherbild Im Frühen Mittelalter By Wolfgang Eric Wagner Cover Image
$253.00
This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.

Description


It has for decades been part of the canon of maxims of basic research that most images of rulers in early medieval book illustrations have been transmitted in liturgical manuscripts, i.e. manuscripts originally intended for divine worship. There have however to date been few investigations which draw serious consequences from this and which also view miniatures of rulers in the light of their functional aspects, for example as 'memorial depictions' (O.G. Oexle), or on the basis of the social reality of the pious motives behind their presentation. This study gives a more precise explanation of the function and purpose of ruler-images by examining a few selected early medieval miniatures. It analyzes the historical and social contexts of their genesis and the liturgical and commemorative aims of their use against the setting of the social form of remembrance of confraternity.

About the Author


Wolfgang Eric Wagner is professor for medieval history and auxiliary historical sciences at the University of Rostock. He has produced several publications on commemorative practice in the early and high Middle Ages, on diplomatic and epigraphy, as well as on the history of medieval universities.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789004189232
ISBN-10: 9004189238
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: October 5th, 2010
Pages: 418
Language: English
Series: Brill's Series on the Early Middle Ages