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Author: Leslie Brubaker
ISBN13: 978-0521101813
Title: Vision and Meaning in Ninth-Century Byzantium: Image as Exegesis in the Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus (Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reissue edition (December 11, 2008)
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Vision and Meaning in Ninth-Century Byzantium: Image as Exegesis in the Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus (Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology) by Leslie Brubaker



This book centers on the copy of the Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus produced in Constantinople around 880 for the emperor Basil I as a gift from the patriarch Photios.

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Leslie Brubaker has written an important and illuminating book that will be required reading by all students of Byzantine art and culture. It will also be valuable for students of medieval manuscripts in general, who are interested in the ways that paintings in books can be used to construct meanings independent of their accompanying texts. In the context of Iconoclasm - the debate about the legitimacy of religious art conducted between c. AD 730 and 843 - Byzantine authors themselves claimed that visual images could express certain ideas better than words.

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Vision and Meaning in Ninth-Century Byzantium: Image as Exegesis in the Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus. New York: Cambridge University Press. Pp. xxiii, 489; 47 figures on unnumbered pages. The subject of Brubaker's monograph is the "Paris Gregory," Bibliotheque Nationale codex graecus 510, one of the most splendidly executed and richly illuminated Byzantine manuscripts. In this respect, the personality and writings of Photios dominate Brubaker's book. Ancient and Medieval. Vision and Meaning in Ninth-Century Byzantium: Image as Exegesis in the Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus. The subject of Brubaker's monograph is the "Paris Gregory," Bibliothèque Nationale codex graecus 510, one of the most splendidly executed and richly illuminated Byzantine manuscripts. Because of its fragile nature, however, it has not been opened for many years, and has to be studied on the basis of photographs.

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Brubaker, Leslie Vision and Meaning in Ninth-Century Byzantium Cambridge University Press 1999 p 106-107. Brubaker, Leslie Politics, Patronage, and Art in Ninth Century Byzantium: The "Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus in Paris Dumbarton Oaks Papers vol 39 1985 p 1-13 (.

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This book centers on the copy of the Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus produced in Constantinople around 880 for the emperor Basil I as a gift from the patriarch Photios. The manuscript includes forty-six full page miniatures, most of which do not directly illustrate the text they accompany, but instead provide a visual commentary. Vision and Meaning in Ninth-Century Byzantium deals with how such communication worked, and examines the types of messages that pictures could convey in ninth-century Byzantium.