Iconoclasm from Antiquity to Modernity

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Assoc Prof Marina Prusac, Dr Kristine Kolrud
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Feb 14, 2014 - Art - 248 pages
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The phenomenon of iconoclasm, expressed through hostile actions towards images, has occurred in many different cultures throughout history. The destruction and mutilation of images is often motivated by a blend of political and religious ideas and beliefs, and the distinction between various kinds of ‘iconoclasms’ is not absolute. In order to explore further the long and varied history of iconoclasm the contributors to this volume consider iconoclastic reactions to various types of objects, both in the very recent and distant past. Whilst the texts are addressed primarily to those researching the Western world, the volume contains material which will also be of interest to students of the Middle East.
 

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Contents

Regional Diversity in Ancient
15
Presence and the Image Controversies in the Third and Fourth
41
Defacement and Replacement as Political Strategies in Ancient
57
Ideology and Quest for Power
75
The Carolingian Via Media
95
Le CateauCambrésis 1566
119
The Waldensians and the Piedmontese Easter of 1655
139
Iconoclasm Three Modern Cases
153
Iconoclasm in History and Presentday Use
171
Bibliography
189
Index
215
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Marina Prusac is Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology, and Keeper of the Egypt and Antiquity Collections at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. Kristine Kolrud is Research Fellow in the History of Art at the Centre for Medieval Studies at Stockholm University.

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