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Maps of Medieval Thought: The Hereford Paradigm
Maps of Medieval Thought: The Hereford Paradigm Naomi Reed Kline 0851159370 9780851159379 Filled with information and lore, mappae mundi present an encyclopaedic panorama of the conceptual landscape of the middle ages. Previously objects of study for
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Maps of Medieval Thought: The Hereford Paradigm by Naomi Reed Kline

Filled with information and lore, mappae mundi present an encyclopaedic panorama of the conceptual landscape of the middle ages. Previously objects of study for cartographers and geographers, the value of medieval maps to scholars in other fields is now recognised and this book, written from an art historical perspective, illuminates the medieval view of the world represented in a group of maps of c.1300. Naomi Klines detailed examination of the literary, visual, oral and textual evidence of the Hereford mappa mundi and others like it, such as the Psalter Maps, the Sawley Map, and the Ebstorf Map, places them within the larger context of medieval art and intellectual history.The mappa mundi in Hereford cathedral is at the heart of this study: it has more than one thousand texts and images of geographical subjects, monuments, animals, plants, peoples, biblical sites and incidents, legendary material, historical information and much more; distinctions between real and fantastic are fluid; time and space are telescoped, presenting past, present, and future. Naomi Kline provides, for the first time, a full and detailed analysis of the images and texts of the Hereford map which, thus deciphered, allow comparison with related mappae mundi as well as with other texts and images.Contents: I. Hereford map as conceptual device: Cosmological wheel, Frame as time, Medieval audience II. Hereford map and worlds: Animals, Strange and monstrous races, Bible and crusades, Alexander III. Cartographic context.NAOMI REED KLINE is Professor of Art History at Plymouth State College.

Author: Naomi Reed Kline

Language: English

Edition: illustrated

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 278

Publisher: Boydell Press

Publication Date: 2012-08-31

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