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Visualizing the invisible with the human body

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Book Series: Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Cultures ISBN: 9783110642698 9783110642681 9783110618266 Year: Volume: 10 Pages: 501 DOI: 10.1515/9783110642698 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Science (General) --- Languages and Literatures
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Physiognomy and ekphrasis are two of the most important modes of description in antiquity and represent the necessary precursors of scientific description. The primary way of divining the characteristics and fate of an individual, whether inborn or acquired, was to observe the patient’s external characteristics and behaviour. This volume focuses initially on two types of descriptive literature in Mesopotamia: physiognomic omens and what we might call ekphrastic description. These modalities are traced through ancient India, Ugaritic and the Hebrew Bible, before arriving at the physiognomic features of famous historical figures such as Themistocles, Socrates or Augustus in the Graeco-Roman world, where physiognomic discussions become intertwined with typological analyses of human characters. The Arabic compendial culture absorbed and remade these different physiognomic and ekphrastic traditions, incorporating both Mesopotamian links between physiognomy and medicine and the interest in characterological ‘types’ that had emerged in the Hellenistic period.This volume offer the first wide-ranging picture of these modalities of description in antiquity.

Interrelaciones entre literatura y artes : América y Europa en las épocas Moderna y Contemporánea

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ISBN: 9789874960078 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.2307 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: Arts in general --- Languages and Literatures
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Esta colección de ensayos es singular en el campo editorial argentino y latinoamericano, dado que no existen libros que, de forma comparable, estén dedicados al estudio de los cruces entre imágenes y textos con esta perspectiva historicista. Las intersecciones entre la literatura y la historia del arte son estudiadas a la luz de las modalidades de los intercambios entre el continente americano y Europa, desde el siglo XVII hasta la actualidad. El volumen, seguramente, tendrá un valor destacado para lectores especializados que busquen reflexiones actuales, así como para lectores jóvenes interesados en conocer recursos metodológicos para desarrollar sus propios estudios sobre temas en las fronteras entre materiales textuales e iconográficos clásicos.Además, el volumen incluye un ensayo del profesor J. A. W. Heffernan traducido al castellano, que permitirá a algunos lectores acceder por primera vez a uno de los trabajos de este especialista reconocido internacionalmente. Nada menos que a este autor se debe la definición canónica contemporánea de uno de los fenómenos interartísticos centrales en el libro, la écfrasis.

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literature --- art --- ekphrasis --- visual arts --- ecfrasis

Dossier : Place aux objets ! : Présentification et vie des artefacts en Grèce ancienne

ISBN: 9782713230783 DOI: 10.4000/books.editionsehess.5640 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales
Subject: History
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Dossier : Et si, par-delà la dichotomie classique sujet-objet, les artefacts étaient appréhendés comme des agents voire des événements, et considérés dans leur rapport au temps et à l’espace ? Ce dossier propose l’étude des phénomènes, dispositifs et contextes par lesquels les objets adviennent en Grèce ancienne. Varia : Balles de fronde, noms barbares : la puissance des mots. Imaginaires du passé : la guerre lélantine, la figure de Solon. Le rôle de la peau dans le diagnostic médical. Savoirs et lieux de savoirs.

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object --- artifact --- materiality --- memory --- gesture --- ekphrasis --- inscription --- weapon --- iconicity

Domestic Devotions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

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ISBN: 9783039289134 / 9783039289141 Year: Pages: 448 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-914-1 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: History
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Domestic devotion has become an increasingly important area of research in recent years, with the publication of a number of significant studies on the early modern period in particular. This Special Issue aims to build on these works and to expand their range, both geographically and chronologically. This collection focuses on lived religion and the devotional practices found in the domestic settings of late medieval and early modern Europe. More particularly, it investigates the degree to which the experience of personal or familial religious practice in the domestic realm intersected with the more public expression of faith in liturgical or communal settings. Its broad geographical range (spanning northern, southern, central and eastern Europe) includes practices related to Christianity, Judaism and Islam. This Special Issue will be of interest to historians, art historians, medievalists, early modernists, historians of religion, anthropologists and theologians, as well as those interested in the history of material religious culture. It also offers important insights into research areas such as gender studies, histories of the emotions and histories of the senses.

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