Arising from a conference organized by the British Archaeological Association in Palermo in 2012, this book includes 16 papers that explores points of contact across the Latin, Greek and Islamic worlds between c. 1000 and c. 1250.
Table of Contents
Title Page Table of Contents Advisory Panel Notes on Contributors Preface ARTICLE RUNNING ORDER Jaroslav FoldaTwelfth-Century Crusader Art in Bethlehem and Jerusalem: Points of Contact between Europe and the Crusader Kingdom Mariam Rosser-OwenThe Oliphant: A Call for a Shift of Perspective Jeremy JohnsMuslim Artists and Christian Models in the Painted Ceilings of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo Francesca AnzelmoDress and Textiles on the Twelfth-Century Painted Ceilings of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo Rosa Maria BacileA Porphyry Workshop in Norman Palermo Mark JohnsonThe Mausoleum of Bohemund at Canosa and the Architectural Setting of Ruler Tombs in Norman Italy Eric FernieThe Date, Iconography and Dedication of the Cathedral of Canosa Ludovico GeymonatPreparing for the End: The Great Devotion of 1233 and Painting in the Baptistery at Parma Bela Zsolt SzakacsHungary, Byzantium, Italy: Architectural Connections in the 11th Century John McNeillBuilding Jerusalem in Western France: The Case of St-Sauveur atCharroux Claude A-SchmittA Western Interpretation of an Oriental Scheme: The Domed Churches of Romanesque Aquitaine Gerardo BotoThe Migration of Mediterranean Images: Strange Creatures in Spanish Buildings and Scriptoria between the 9th and 11th Centuries Rose WalkerSculptors in Medieval Spain following the 1085 Fall of Toledo Dulce OconThe Paintings of the Chapter-House of Sigena and the Art of the Crusader Kingdoms Manuel CastineirasCatalan Panel Painting Around 1200, The Eastern Mediterranean and Byzantium Jordi CampsCatalonia, Provence and the Holy Land: Late 12th-Century Sculpture in Barcelona Index
The book’s sixteen well-illustrated essays are of great use to specialists and provide non-specialists with a flavour of current work on cross-cultural exchange in the medieval Mediterranean. The teaching of Romanesque art and architecture is all but extinct in British universities and is often neglected by researchers. This wonderful series of books raises hopes for its resurrection.
-James Alexander Cameron, The Berlington Magazine