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The Resource The Christ child in medieval culture : alpha es et o!, edited by Mary Dzon and Theresa M. Kenney, (electronic resource)

The Christ child in medieval culture : alpha es et o!, edited by Mary Dzon and Theresa M. Kenney, (electronic resource)

Label
The Christ child in medieval culture : alpha es et o!
Title
The Christ child in medieval culture
Title remainder
alpha es et o!
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mary Dzon and Theresa M. Kenney
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • enm
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
  • "The cult of the Christ Child flourished in late medieval Europe across lay and religious, as well as geographic and cultural boundaries. Depictions of Christ's boyhood are found throughout popular culture, visual art, and literature. The Christ Child in Medieval Culture is the first interdisciplinary investigation of how representations of the Christ Child were conceptualized and employed in this period
  • The contributors to this unique volume analyse depictions of the Christ Child through a variety of frameworks, including the interplay of mortality and divinity, the medieval conceit of a suffering Christ Child, and the interrelationships between Christ and other figures, including saints and ordinary children. The Christ Child in Medieval Culture synthesizes various approaches to interpreting the cultural meaning of medieval religious imagery and illuminates the significance of its most central figure."--Pub. desc
  • Annotation
Related
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
704.9/48530902
Language note
Includes some text in Latin and Middle English
LC call number
N8050
LC item number
.C38 2012
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kenney, Theresa M
  • Dzon, Mary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Religious thought
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Jésus-Christ
  • Jésus-Christ
Summary expansion
The cult of the Christ Child flourished in late medieval Europe across lay and religious, as well as geographic and cultural boundaries. Depictions of Christ's boyhood are found throughout popular culture, visual art, and literature. The Christ Child in Medieval Cultureis the first interdisciplinary investigation of how representations of the Christ Child were conceptualized and employed in this period.The contributors to this unique volume analyse depictions of the Christ Child through a variety of frameworks, including the interplay of mortality and divinity, the medieval conceit of a suffering Christ Child, and the interrelationships between Christ and other figures, including saints and ordinary children. The Christ Child in Medieval Culturesynthesizes various approaches to interpreting the cultural meaning of medieval religious imagery and illuminates the significance of its most central figure
Label
The Christ child in medieval culture : alpha es et o!, edited by Mary Dzon and Theresa M. Kenney, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-336) and indexes
Contents
Introduction : the infancy of scholarship on the Medieval Christ child / Mary Dzon and Theresa M. Kenney -- The Christ child as a sacrifice : a medieval tradition and the English cycle plays / Leah S. Marcus -- The manger as Calvary and altar in the Middle English nativity lyric / Theresa Kenney -- Signs of death : the sacrificial Christ child in late-medieval art / Elina Gertsman -- The Christ child in the tree : the motif in the thirteenth-century wood-of-the-cross legends and Arthurian romances / Nicole Fallon -- Birgitta of Sweden and Christ's clothing / Mary Dzon -- Women wielding knives : the circumcision of Christ by his mother in an illustrated manuscript of the Meditationes vitae Christi (Paris, Bibliotheque national de France ital. 115) / Holly Flora -- Ihusus is unser! : the Christ child in the German sister books / Richard Keickhefer -- The holy tooth : dentition, childhood development, and the cult of the Christ child / William MacLehose -- 'The ink of our mortality' : the late-medieval image of the writing Christ child / Mary McDevitt -- Reshapings of the childhood miracles of Jesus / Pamela Sheingorn -- Epilogue / Miri Rubin
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000736730
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780802098948
Lccn
2014498507
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000736730
Label
The Christ child in medieval culture : alpha es et o!, edited by Mary Dzon and Theresa M. Kenney, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-336) and indexes
Contents
Introduction : the infancy of scholarship on the Medieval Christ child / Mary Dzon and Theresa M. Kenney -- The Christ child as a sacrifice : a medieval tradition and the English cycle plays / Leah S. Marcus -- The manger as Calvary and altar in the Middle English nativity lyric / Theresa Kenney -- Signs of death : the sacrificial Christ child in late-medieval art / Elina Gertsman -- The Christ child in the tree : the motif in the thirteenth-century wood-of-the-cross legends and Arthurian romances / Nicole Fallon -- Birgitta of Sweden and Christ's clothing / Mary Dzon -- Women wielding knives : the circumcision of Christ by his mother in an illustrated manuscript of the Meditationes vitae Christi (Paris, Bibliotheque national de France ital. 115) / Holly Flora -- Ihusus is unser! : the Christ child in the German sister books / Richard Keickhefer -- The holy tooth : dentition, childhood development, and the cult of the Christ child / William MacLehose -- 'The ink of our mortality' : the late-medieval image of the writing Christ child / Mary McDevitt -- Reshapings of the childhood miracles of Jesus / Pamela Sheingorn -- Epilogue / Miri Rubin
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000736730
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780802098948
Lccn
2014498507
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000736730

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