REPRESENTATION c. 800: ARAB, BYZANTINE, CAROLINGIAN

@article{Brubaker2009REPRESENTATIONC8,
  title={REPRESENTATION c. 800: ARAB, BYZANTINE, CAROLINGIAN},
  author={L. Brubaker},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Historical Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={37 - 55}
}
  • L. Brubaker
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
ABSTRACT What could or should be visually represented was a contested issue across the medieval Christian and Islamic world around the year 800. This article examines how Islamic, Byzantine, Carolingian and Palestinian Christian attitudes toward representation were expressed, and differed, across the seventh and eighth centuries. Islamic prohibitions against representing human figures were not universally recognised, but were particularly – if sometimes erratically – focused on mosque… Expand
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