The art of empire christian art in its imperial context and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. The art of empire includes nine studies each of which deal in their own way with the relationship between imperial iconography and early christian art the contributions are the result of dialogue rather than a common view and they include discussions of ritual practice and theology that provide a valuable context for early christian art. The chapters in this collection each treat an aspect of the relationship between early christian art and the rituals practices or imagery of the empire and offer a new and fresh perspective on the development of christian art in its imperial background. Get this from a library art of empire christian art in its imperial context lee m jefferson robin margaret jensen in recent years art historians such as johannes deckers picturing the bible 2009 have argued for a significant transition in fourth and fifth century images of jesus following the conversion of . The art of empire contends that the art and imagery of late antiquity merits a more nuanced understanding of the context of the imperial period before and after constantine the chapters in this collection each treat an aspect of the relationship between early christian art and the rituals practices or imagery of the empire and offer a new
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