Franklin

Women and Jews in the Sachsenspiegel picture-books / Madeline H. Caviness and Charles G. Nelson.

Author/Creator:
Caviness, Madeline Harrison, 1938- author.
Publication:
London : Harvey Miller Publishers, [2018] , ©2018
Format/Description:
Book
472 pages : illustrations, maps ; 31 cm
Subjects:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- Germany.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, German.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- Themes, motives.
Women -- Germany -- History -- 14th century.
Jews -- Germany -- History -- 14th century.
Women in art -- 14th century.
Jews in art -- 14th century.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, German.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- Themes, motives.
Jews.
Jews in art.
Women.
Women in art.
Sachsenspiegel -- Illustrations.
Sachsenspiegel.
Germany.
Form/Genre:
History.
Illustrated works.
Summary:
"An art historian and a Germanist examine the pictures and text in the four densely illustrated manuscripts of the Sachsenspiegel that were produced in the century following its composition by Eike von Repgow. This is the first extensive study of these famous picture books in English. Using critical frameworks based on performative and feminist theory, the authors give detailed consideration to the social differences reshaped and maintained by text and image. Eike's project, realized in the early 1220s, was concerned with Christianizing secular law, and promoted peaceful interaction between diverse groups, including Saxon men and women, Jews, and Slavic Wends, and he mandated the provision of guardians for the young, the handicapped and the judicially impaired. Yet the later images variously support or subvert his text; changing emphases in the pictures accord with changing attitudes to women and Jews in the period of productionof these works, between c. 1300 and 1365. A burgeoning book culture in the fourteenth century carried Eike's law into the town halls at a time when market churches were being constructed in the judicial and economic hub of German cities, even as synagogues disappeared from town centres during the pogroms. This market complex became part of the material culture of the law. A final chapter traces the popularity and dissemination of the Sachsenspiegel picture-books up to 2010."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Reading the Sachsenspiegel picture-books
The Sachsenspiegel picture-books and the material culture of the law
The textual and pictorial construction of social difference among Saxons
Women and Wends in the mirror: protection and control
Jews in a twilight zone: the vulnerability of the emperor's people
Reflections of the Sachsenspiegel picture-books: 1685-2010.
Notes:
On title page, Charles G. Nelson's name is followed by a cross ("deceased").
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-421) and index.
Contributor:
Nelson, Charles G., 1925-2008, author.
ISBN:
9781909400498
1909400491
OCLC:
922458289
Publisher Number:
99980844881
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