Art and Political Thought in Medieval England, c.1150-1350

Art and Political Thought in Medieval England, c.1150-1350

Art and Political Thought in Medieval England, c.1150-1350

Author: Laura Slater (King's 2008)

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

Images and imagery played a major role in medieval political thought and culture, but their influence has rarely been explored. This book provides a full assessment of the subject. Starting with an examination of the writings of late twelfth-century courtier-clerics, and their new vision of English political life as a heightened religious drama, it argues that visual images were key to the development and expression of medieval English political ideas and arguments.

Publication date: 
Friday, 19 October 2018
ISBN: 
9781783273331

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