Between Islam and Byzantium: Aght'amar and the Visual Construction of Medieval Armenian Rulership

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Religion - 144 pages
The first comprehensive analysis of the development of the visual expression of medieval Armenian rulership during the years 884-1045 CE. During this period, the Armenian rulers had loosened the ties that subjected them to the Arab caliphate, but by its end the Byzantine empire had instead become dominant in the region.
 

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Contents

An introduction to the historical context l
1
Ceremonial
13
Bagratuni royal portraits
35
the palace and the palace church of
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16 Drawing seraph guarding Paradise Genesis cycle
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25 Samson and the Philistine Ezekiel Hezekiah and Isaiah
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27 Saints Theodore Sergios and George north facade
90
Royal deeds
97
1a Crucifixion and the Skull beneath Golgotha Women
103
methods and meanings of transmission
125
Index
141
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Lynn Jones is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at Florida State University, USA.

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