Etudes sur le symbolisme de la Sagesse et sur l'iconographie /
Marie-Thérèse d'Alverny ; edited by Charles Burnett ; with a preface by Peter Dronke.
Aldershot, Hants., England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Variorum, 1993.
1 v. (various pagings) : ill., facsims., port. ; 23 cm.
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Aldershot, Hants., England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Variorum, 1993.
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Marie-Thérèse d'Alverny is acknowledged one of the formative influences on the study of the thought and culture of the medieval west. This selection of articles, classics in their field, explores the fertile interrelations between Neoplatonic cosmology and classical and biblical imagery in the Middle Ages, using the evidence of manuscript illuminations, mosaics and texts (most edited for the first time). The Goddess Wisdom and her seven daughters provided a powerful visual allegory for the seven liberal arts, and hence for the syllabus of medieval education, but man himself, as microcosm, provided a symbol for the whole universe.
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Note de l'éditeur
La Sagesse et ses sept filles
Le symbolisme de la Sagesse et le Christ de Saint Dunstan
Quelques aspects du symbolisme de la Sapientia chez les humanistes
Notes sur Dante et la Sagesse
Les pérégrinations de l'âme dans l'autre monde
Le cosmos symbolique du XIIe siècle
Les anges et les jours
Les Muses et les sphères célestes
L'homme comme symbole: le microcosme
Addenda et corrigenda
Index nominum
Index manuscriptorum
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