Eloquent Images

Evangelisation, Conversion and Propaganda in the Global World of the Early Modern Period

EAN: 9789462703278
Publicatiedatum:  17-08-2022
Formaat: Paperback / softback
Taal: Engels
Aantal bladzijden: 370

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The Christian image in the process of modern globalisation

Drawing on original research covering different periods and spaces, this book sets out to appreciate the specific place of images in the history of evangelisation in the long modern period. How can we reconceptualise the functions of the visual mediation of the gospel message, both in terms of the production and reception of this message and in terms of its effective mediators, artists, religious, and cultural ambassadors? The contributions in this book offer multiple geographical and historical insights regarding the circulation of the image on the global scale of the Christianised world or the world in the process of being Christianised, from China to Iberia. Combining the contribution of historians and art historians, the authors highlight the points of intercultural encounter and tension around preaching, catechesis, devotional practices and the propagandistic use of images. Through its aesthetic and social study of the image, and by examining the inner and outer borders of Europe and the mission lands, Eloquent Images contributes significantly to the history of evangelisation, one of the major dynamics of the first European globalisation.

Drawing on original research covering different periods and spaces, this book sets out to appreciate the specific place of images in the history of evangelisation in the long modern period. How can we reconceptualise the functions of the visual mediation of the gospel message, both in terms of the production and reception of this message and in terms of its effective mediators, artists, religious, and cultural ambassadors? The contributions in this book offer multiple geographical and historical insights regarding the circulation of the image on the global scale of the Christianised world or the world in the process of being Christianised, from China to Iberia. Combining the contribution of historians and art historians, the authors highlight the points of intercultural encounter and tension around preaching, catechesis, devotional practices, and the propagandistic use of images. Through its aesthetic and social study of the image, and by examining the inner and outer borders of Europe and the mission lands, Eloquent Images contributes significantly to the history of evangelisation, one of the major dynamics of the first European globalisation.

Giuseppe Capriotti is professor in early modern art history at the University of Macerata. Pierre-Antoine Fabre is professor at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris, and studies modern Catholicism and evangelization. Sabina Pavone is professor of early modern history and global history at the University of Macerata.

Fields and frontiers of religious images: An introduction Giuseppe Capriotti, Sabina Pavone, and Pierre-Antoine Fabre PART 1. CONVERTING THE IMAGES, CONVERTING BY THE IMAGES Evangelicae Historiae Imagines as a paradigm of the Tridentine’s Image (16th–17th centuries) Pierre-Antoine Fabre The transcultural power of image : Giulio Aleni’s Life of Christ, and its diffusion between Europe and China Arianna Magnani Revealing images of Blessed Rodolfo Acquaviva Roberto Ricci Production, use and resemantisation of Marian images between evangelisation of mendicant orders and political propaganda in Spanish Sardinia (16th–17th centuries) Mauro Salis Destroy to replace: Evangelisation through images in missions in the East and West Valentina Borniotto Persuading with baptismal and triumphant images : Emotional entanglements in the apologies of conversion in the Early Modern Iberian World Maria Vittoria Spissu PART 2. PATHS OF DEVOTION ‘Reading images instead of touching the divine’: When the word disembodies the figure Clara Lieutaghi Crucified saints in the early seventeenth century : Models and devotional practices from the orthodox to the liminal in Spanish Europe Silvia Mostaccio A Protestant case of the presence of God : The heart as the material aspect of divine experience and evangelisation in Jan Luyken’s Emblem XIV Mauricio Oviedo Salazar Enlightening St. Ignatius through the flame of arts : A singular artistic and iconographic programme in the Church of the Holy Spirit in Évora Maria João Pereira Coutinho, Paulo Campos Pinto, Sílvia Ferreira Splendori delle tenebre : Nocturne paintings on stone in Verona in the age of Agostino Valier Lorenzo Ratto PART 3. WAYS OF PROPAGANDA Governing angels, apocalyptic iconology, and imperialism : Reinterpreting the Apocalypsis nova Gwladys Le Cuff Baptising the Turks in Constantinople: “The Triumph of the Church” by Philippe Thomassin Francesco Sorce Religious imagery, conflict and coexistence in the seventeenth-century Balkans Silvia Notarfonso Quis ut Deus? Michael the Archangel across the early modern Spanish empire Stephanie Porras Global images for global worship : Narratives, paintings and engravings of the martyrs of Japan in seventeenth-century Iberian worlds Federico Palomo Stars, dragons and luminous crosses in the Chinese sky : The Jesuit mission’s connected perspective on the supernatural in China (17th century) Michela Catto About the authors Plates

    EAN: 9789462703278
    Uitgever: Universitaire Pers Leuven
    Publicatiedatum:   17-08-2022
    Formaat: Paperback / softback
    Taal: Engels
    Hoogte: 233 mm
    Breedte: 173 mm
    Dikte: 18 mm
    Gewicht: 809 gr
    Voorraad:  Bestelbaar
    Aantal bladzijden: 370
    Trefwoorden:   catholicism;evangelization;image;mediation;propaganda;translation