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Author LinkNoble, Thomas F. X.
Title LinkImages, iconoclasm, and the Carolingians / Thomas F.X. Noble.
Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2009.
Description 488 p. ;  23 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( The Middle Ages series )
Series ( Middle Ages series.)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [437]-479) and index.
Contents Contents: Art, icons, and their critics and defenders before the age of iconoclasm -- Byzantine iconoclasm in the eighth century -- Art and art talk in the west in the first age of iconoclasm -- The Franks and Nicaea: Opus Caroli Regis -- Tradition, order, and worship in the age of Charlemagne -- The age of second iconoclasm -- Art and argument in the age of Louis the Pious.
Summary Noble (Notre Dame) has produced a very useful work that will change the way iconoclasm is taught. The book’s first half is dedicated to an investigation of late antique and Byzantine images and thoughts about them. It seems not to have been an issue of great concern. The devotional and liturgical use of images, Noble argues, was a recent development by the time of Emperor Leo III’s iconoclasm. Chapter 4 is very useful as a study of the Opus Caroli regis contra synodum, formerly known as the Libri Carolini. Carolingian scholars, especially Theodulf, are seen here in perfect command of Byzantine theological concepts. They were not the ignorant bumpkins most have held them to be. Chapters 5-7 constitute a study of the controversy over images in the Carolingian world from the age of Charlemagne to the middle of the ninth century.
Subject LinkIconoclasm -- Europe.

System Number 000678162
ISBN Link9780812241419 (alk. paper)
Link081224141X (alk. paper)

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