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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1321: Illuminated Manuscripts as an Expression of Reform and a Vehicle for Renewal between East and West

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Ars edendi, Stockholms Universitet
Organiser:Barbara Crostini, Institutionen för Franska, Italienska och Klassiska Språk, Stockholms Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Sébastien Fray, Centre d'Histoire Espaces et Cultures, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand II
Paper 1321-aItalian Giant Bibles and Manuscripts in the Kingdom of Croatia and Dalmatia in the 11th and 12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Nadia Togni, Faculté de Théologie, Université de Genève
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1321-bThe Rhetoric of Reform as a Key to the Interpretation of Some 11th-Century Greek Illuminated Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Barbara Crostini, Institutionen för Franska, Italienska och Klassiska Språk, Stockholms Universitet
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper and the Union of Lyon: Renewal, Reunion, Reform, and Rejection
(Language: English)
Kathleen Maxwell, Department of Art & Art History, Santa Clara University, California
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Canon Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography

Behind the traditional appearance of biblical manuscript illumination, issues related to contemporary ecclesiastical politics come to the fore when attempting to contextualize and interpret some exceptional productions about which few certain elements are known. The purpose of this session is to initiate dialogue across disciplinary borders by testing this approach to manuscript interpretation with both Latin and Greek examples. Two papers concentrate on issues of reform in the 11th century, while a third deals with how the brief Union of Lyon could be reflected visually in a bilingual Gospel probably commissioned by the Byzantine Emperor for the pope.