Early Modern Eyes Walter S. Melion

ISBN: 9789004179745

Published: December 7th 2009


272 pages


Early Modern Eyes  by  Walter S. Melion

Early Modern Eyes by Walter S. Melion
December 7th 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 272 pages | ISBN: 9789004179745 | 7.24 Mb

In bringing together work on optic theory, ethnography, and the visual cultures of Christianity, this volume offers a sense of the richness and the complexity of early modern thinking about the human eye. The seven case studies explore the relationship between vision and knowledge, taking up such diverse artifacts as an emblem book, a Jesuit mariological text, Calvin s Institutes, Las Casas s Apologia, Hans Staden s True History, the Codex Telleriano-Remensis, and an exegetical painting by Herri met de Bles.

Argued from different disciplinary perspectives, these essays pose crucial questions about the eyes, asking how they were construed as instruments of witnessing, perception, representation, cognition, and religious belief. Contributors include: Tom Conley, Walter Melion, Jos Rabasa, Lee Palmer Wandel, Michel Weemans, Nicol s Wey G mez, and Neil Whitehead.

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