Nouvelle acquisition : Rubrics, images and indulgences in late medieval netherlandish manuscripts

RUDY Kathryn M.
Rubrics, images and indulgences in late medieval netherlandish manuscripts
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017, XX-316 p.
Collection Library of the written word. Manuscript world ; 8
ISBN 978-90-04-32695-8

HO 474

Résumé éditeur :

What role did images play in the mania for indulgences during the decades prior to the Protestant Reformation? Rubrics, Images and Indulgences in Late Medieval Netherlandish Manuscripts considers how indulgences (the remission of time in Purgatory) were used to market certain images. Conversely, images helped to spread indulgences, such as those attached to the Virgin in sole and the Mass of St Gregory. Images also began depicting the effects of indulgences: souls escaping Purgatory. Drawing on numerous unpublished sources, Kathryn M. Rudy demonstrates how rubrics modified behaviour and expectations around image-centred devotion. Her work is the first to analyse systematically the way that indulgences and images interacted – indeed, shaped each other – prior to the Reformation. (4e de couv.)

Kathryn M. Rudy, Ph. D. (Columbia), is Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews. She has also published Piety in Pieces: how medieval readers customized their manuscripts (Open Book Publishers, 2016) and Postcards on Parchment: The social lives of medieval books (Yale University Press, 2015).

Axe de recherches :

  • Axe 2 : Arts et mémoires d’Europe

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