Holy Motherhood: Gender, Dynasty and Visual Culture in the Later Middle Ages

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This study brings images of holy motherhood and childbearing into the centre of an art-historical enquiry, showing how images worked not only to script and maintain gender and social roles within patriarchal society but also to offer viewers ways of managing those roles. Some of the manuscripts discussed are relatively unknown and their images and texts are made available to readers for the first time. Through an adaptation of Baxandall's 'period eye', the study considers the many 'cognitive habits' acquired by aristocratic ...

Holy Motherhood: Gender, Dynasty and Visual Culture in the Later Middle Ages 2012, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719087264

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Holy Motherhood: Gender, Dynasty and Visual Culture in the Later Middle Ages 2008, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719075438

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