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Author Couzin, Robert, author.

Title Right and left in Early Christian and Medieval art / by Robert Couzin
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 299 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Art and material culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 2212-4187 ; volume 16
Art and material culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe ; v. 16.
Summary "Robert Couzin's Right and Left in Early Christian and Medieval Art is the first in-depth study of handedness, position, and direction in the visual culture of Europe and Byzantium from the fourth to the fourteenth century. Heretofore largely unnoticed or ignored, the pre-eminence of the right and lapses or intentional departures from that norm in medieval imagery are relevant to such major themes as iconography, visuality, reception, narrative, form, gender, production, and patronage. The author's investigation of right and left in visual culture is informed by modern experimental research on laterality and contextualized within prevailing theological doctrines and socio-cultural practices. Illustrations in the text are complemented by hundreds more made available on Brill's Arkyves platform"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 19, 2021)
Subject Left and right (Symbolism)
Christian art and symbolism -- To 500.
Christian art and symbolism -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Left- and right-handedness -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Left- and right-handedness -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Christian art and symbolism
Christian art and symbolism -- Medieval
Left and right (Symbolism)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020056541
ISBN 9004448713