9780851159379-0851159370-Maps of Medieval Thought: The Hereford Paradigm

Maps of Medieval Thought: The Hereford Paradigm

ISBN-13: 9780851159379
ISBN-10: 0851159370
Edition: New edition
Author: Kline, Naomi Reed
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Boydell Press
Format: Paperback 282 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780851159379
ISBN-10: 0851159370
Edition: New edition
Author: Kline, Naomi Reed
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Boydell Press
Format: Paperback 282 pages

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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 Kline's 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. NAOMI REED KLINE is Professor of Art History at Plymouth State College.

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