Welcome to the Autumn 2019 issue which features three articles which explore how iconographic meaning shifts when looked at in different contexts, philosophical or physical.
Carol Long in “Virgilian Imagery and Meaning on a Carolingian Flabellum: Contradiction or Continuity uncovers why and how the ideas of Virgil carried great meaning for learned Carolingians in the particular form of the liturgical fan. Also focusing on reception of complex imagery, Loretta Vandi, in “The Holy Land in Paris. Embroidering, Depicting, and Stamping the Passion in a Fifteenth-century Book of Hours (Paris, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, MS 1176 A rés.)” explores the particular meaning and the deeply felt devotional function of the sewn-in pilgrim badges, needlework, and parchment found in this manuscript. Dorothy Bokleman, in “Virtuous Franciscans vs. Immoral, Idolatrous Saracens: The messages embodied in the statuettes of Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Martyrdom,” similarly investigates why unusual classical iconography conveyed a powerful message to Lorenzetti’s Franciscan patrons.
Virgilian Imagery and Meaning on a Carolingian Flabellum: Contradiction or Continuity?
The Holy Land in Paris. Embroidering, Depicting, and Stamping the Passion in a Fifteenth-century Book of Hours (Paris, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, MS 1176 A rés.)
Virtuous Franciscans vs. Immoral, Idolatrous Saracens: The messages embodied in the statuettes of Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Martyrdom of the Franciscans
This issue also includes eleven thoughtful reviews of books on medieval art and material culture by Rebecca Abbott, Renana Bartal, Kate Dimitrova, Estelle Ingrand Varenne, Kaelin Jewell, Alexandra Kaczenski, Dale Kedwards, Andrea Nicolotti, Sophie Oosterwijck, Emily Savage, and Benjamin C. Tilghman, exploring everything from textiles to epigraphy to mosaics and alabaster carving. This is followed by summaries of recent exciting archival and archaeological findings.
Book Review: An Insular Odyssey. Manuscript Culture in Early Christian Ireland and Beyond. Edited by Rachel Moss, Felicity O’Mahony, and Jane Maxwell (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2017)
Benjamin C. Tilghman
Book Review: Antony Eastmond and Myrto Hatzaki (eds.), The Mosaics of Thessaloniki Revisited: Papers from the 2014 Symposium at the Courtauld Institute of Art (Athens: Kapon Editions, 2017)
Review of Richard K. Emmerson, Apocalypse Illuminated: The Visual Exegesis of Revelation in Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018)
BOOK REVIEW: Alessia Bauer, Elise Kleivane and Terje Spurkland ed., Epigraphy in an Intermedial Context (Portland: Four Courts Press, 2018)
Estelle Ingrand Varenne
BOOK REVIEW: Marcia Kupfer, Art and Optics in the Hereford Map: An English Mappa Mundi, c. 1300 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2016)
BOOK REVIEW: The European Fortune of the Roman Veronica in the Middle Ages, edited by Amanda Murphy, Herbert L. Kessler, Marco Petoletti, Eamon Duffy & Guido Milanese, with the collaboration of Veronika Tvrzniková, Brno, Masaryk University (Turnhout, Brepols, 2017)
BOOK REVIEW: Four Remarkable Manuscripts from the Middle Ages by Christopher de Hamel (London: Paul Holberton Publishing, 2018)
BOOK REVIEW: Kim Woods, Cut in Alabaster. A Material of Sculpture and its European Traditions, 1350–1550, Distinguished Contributions to the Study of the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands, 3 (Turnhout: Brepols/Harvey Miller, 2018)
BOOK REVIEW: Shared Language: Vernacular Manuscripts of the Middle Ages. Text manuscripts 7. Text by Laura Light, with an introduction by Christopher de Hamel, and essays by Dennis Dutschke, Stephen Mossman, Emily Runde, John Van Engen, and Mary Beth Winn. (Paris: Les Enluminures: 2018)
BOOK REVIEW: Rosamund Garrett and Matthew Reeves. Late Medieval and Renaissance Textiles (London: Sam Fogg, 2018)
BOOK REVIEW: Martin Renshaw, ABC of a Medieval Church (Syston, Leicestershire, Great Britain: Anchorprint, 2018)
The Photobank database continues to serve as a resource for scholars and teachers. Please note that our Photobank has undergone considerable renovation and is now part of Digital Kenyon at Kenyon College. You can search by typing in a key word or name in the search box (e.g. Canterbury). The Photobank continues to grow with copyright-free images all downloadable for use in research and teaching.
For future issues we are actively seeking articles on any aspect of medieval art and architecture, including: long and short scholarly articles, scholarly book reviews, review articles on issues facing the field of medieval art history, interesting notes and announcements, useful website recommendations, new archeological discoveries, and recent museum acquisitions. We are interested in publishing articles that will undergo double-blind review as well as those which are subject only to regular editing processes, including articles that are the result of preliminary research. We are also looking for images to add to our photobank, to be shared and used by anyone in the classroom and in their research. To round out the scholarly portion of the journal, we are also seeking short, amusing excerpts from medieval sources, comments on the Middle Ages in movies and popular culture, etc.
Our grateful appreciation and thanks for partial funding provided by Kenyon College. Programming and copy-editing: John Pepple and Artistic Advising: Karen Gerhart.
Again, welcome to Peregrinations. Any suggestions or comments you have concerning the journal would be most welcome.