Cross-Cultural Interpretations of Imagery in the Middle Ages

  title={Cross-Cultural Interpretations of Imagery in the Middle Ages},
  author={Barbara Zeitler},
  journal={Art Bulletin},
The encounter between Byzantium and the medieval West forms the basis for this investigation of the cross-cultural perception of imagery. How did Byzantine viewers perceive Western medieval images? How did Western viewers look at Byzantine images? These questions are examined by considering a passage from a fifteenth-century Byzantine account of the Church Council in Florence, the Latin annotations in the fourteenth-century Bulgarian version of the World Chronicle of Constantine Manasses, and a… 
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