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Medieval Synagogues In The Mediterranean Region, Samuel D. Gruber Jan 2010

Medieval Synagogues In The Mediterranean Region, Samuel D. Gruber

Religion

Throughout the Middle Ages, the synagogue developed as the central identifying institution and physical building for Jews, replacing the still yearned for but increasingly distant Jerusalem Temple as the focus of Jewish identity. Equally important, the synagogue became the symbol par excellance of the Jews and their community for the Christian (or Muslim) majority populations in the countries where Jews were settled. For Christians, the synagogue was a Jewish church, but much more so, it came to symbolize in opposition all that the church represented.

Though relatively little known today, medieval synagogues were not symbolic abstractions to the men and ...


Baciccio's Beata Ludovica Albertoni Distributing Alms, Karen J. Lloyd Jan 2010

Baciccio's Beata Ludovica Albertoni Distributing Alms, Karen J. Lloyd

Art Faculty Articles and Research

This article focuses on the artistic relationship between Baciccio and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.


Federico Borromeo: Sacred Painting And Museum, Kenneth Rothwell, Pamela Jones Dec 2009

Federico Borromeo: Sacred Painting And Museum, Kenneth Rothwell, Pamela Jones

Kenneth S Rothwell, Jr.

In these two Latin treatises, published in 1624 and 1625, Borromeo laid out his views on religious art and described the collection he was amassing for the newly founded Ambrosiana. Here is the page at HUP: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?recid=29729


Revealing Iberian Woodcraft: Conserved Wooden Artefacts From South-East Spain, Pablo Rosser Dec 2009

Revealing Iberian Woodcraft: Conserved Wooden Artefacts From South-East Spain, Pablo Rosser

pablo rosser

Yolanda Carrion & Pablo Rosser Six wells at Tossal de les Basses in Spain captured a large assemblage of Iberian woodworking debris. The authors’ analysis distinguishes a wide variety of boxes, handles, staves, pegs and joinery made in different and appropriate types of wood, some – like cypress – imported from some distance away. We have here a glimpse of a sophisticated and little known industry of the fourth century BC.