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Meanings and Functions of the Royal Portrait in the Mediterranean World (11th – 15th Centuries)

Michele Bacci, Manuela Studer-Karlen, Mirko Vagnoni (éd.)

BACCI Michele, STUDER-KARLEN, VAGNONI Mirko (éd.), Meanings and Functions of the Royal Portrait in the Mediterranean World (11th – 15th Centuries), Leyde, Brill, 2022.

(The open access version of this book has been published with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation.) The book proposes a reassessment of royal portraiture and its function in the Middle Ages via a comparative analysis of works from different areas of the Mediterranean world, where images are seen as only one outcome of wider and multifarious strategies for the public mise-en-scène of the rulers’ bodies. Its emphasis is on the ways in which medieval monarchs in different areas of the Mediterranean constructed their outward appearance and communicated it by means of a variety of rituals, object-types, and media.
Contributors are Michele Bacci, Nicolas Bock, Gerardo Boto Varela, Branislav Cvetković, Sofia Fernández Pozzo, Gohar Grigoryan Savary, Elodie Leschot, Vinni Lucherini, Ioanna Rapti, Juan Carlos Ruiz Souza, Marta Serrano-Coll, Lucinia Speciale, Manuela Studer-Karlen, Mirko Vagnoni, and Edda Vardanyan.

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Front Matter

Preliminary Material
Editors: Michele Bacci, Manuela Studer-Karlen, and Mirko Vagnoni
Pages: i–xx

Frontispiece
Editors: Michele Bacci, Manuela Studer-Karlen, and Mirko Vagnoni

Copyright Page
Editors: Michele Bacci, Manuela Studer-Karlen, and Mirko Vagnoni

Acknowledgement
Editors: Michele Bacci, Manuela Studer-Karlen, and Mirko Vagnoni

Notes on Contributors
Editors: Michele Bacci, Manuela Studer-Karlen, and Mirko Vagnoni

An Introductory Essay
Mediterranean Perspectives on Royal Images
Author: Michele Bacci
Pages: 1–32

Chapter 1 Royal Images and Coronation Celebrations in the Sermons of Yovhannēs Pluz Erznkac‛i
Author: Gohar Grigoryan Savary
Pages: 33–57

Chapter 2 Beyond the Page
Royal Imagery in the Queen Keṙan Gospels and the Rhetoric of the Court in Armenian Cilicia
Author: Ioanna Rapti
Pages: 58–94

Chapter 3 The Royal Portrait in the Het‘um Lectionary (1286) and the Genealogy of Christ in the Art and Ideology of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia
Author: Edda Vardanyan
Pages: 95–133

Chapter 4 The Emperor’s Image in Byzantium
Perceptions and Functions
Author: Manuela Studer-Karlen
Pages: 134–171

Chapter 5 The Royal Imagery of Medieval Serbia
Author: Branislav Cvetković
Pages: 172–218

Chapter 6 Royal Epiphanies in the Kingdom of Sicily
Frederick III of Aragón (1296–1337)
Author: Mirko Vagnoni
Pages: 219–248

Chapter 7 Simone Martini paints Robert of Anjou
Angevin Portraiture between Naples and Assisi
Author: Nicolas Bock
Pages: 249–293

Chapter 8 A Gallery of Royal Effigies in Medieval Hungary and Its Genealogical Purpose
Author: Vinni Lucherini
Pages: 294–328

Chapter 9 Game of Thrones
The Chess Set of Charlemagne in Context
Author: Lucinia Speciale
Pages: 329–364

Chapter 10 The Royal Image and Its Public
Suger, Saint-Denis, and the Promotion of a Monarchical Iconography in 12th-Century France
Author: Elodie Leschot
Pages: 365–401

Chapter 11 Meanings and Functions of the Royal Portraits of the Navarrese Dynasty in the Kingdom of León, 1038–1109
Author: Gerardo Boto Varela
Pages: 402–448

Chapter 12 The King’s Dashing Attire c. 1200
Alfonso II and Pedro II of the Crown of Aragón in the Liber Feudorum Maior and Liber Feudorum Ceritaniae
Author: Sofia Fernández Pozzo
Pages: 449–477

Chapter 13 Jaime II (r. 1291–1327)
Considering the Presentation and Representation of the King of Aragón from Iconographic and Written Evidence
Author: Marta Serrano-Coll
Pages: 478–505

Chapter 14 The Image of the King and Its Architectural Spaces in Al-Andalus and Castile and in the Larger Context of the Mediterranean
Author: Juan Carlos Ruiz Souza
Pages: 506–536

Back Matter
Index
Editors: Michele Bacci, Manuela Studer-Karlen, and Mirko Vagnoni