Devil, Death and Alchemy: European Imagination in Late by Roman Alexander

By Roman Alexander

the eu heart a while are frequently considered as a cultural hole among the grandeur of the traditional international and the progressive adjustments of contemporary heritage. but the Medieval instances are the center of our smooth character as population of the outdated Continent. The satan, loss of life and alchemy have constantly been interconnected as choices of our historic mind's eye in a composition of ecu inspiration that touches all layers of society. paintings is the gateway in the direction of mind's eye, because it can narrate it via decrypting the impression historic occasions had over the population. The pages of this ebook will take the reader on a trip from the historic perception of the satan, demise and alchemy, in the direction of the advanced and ever evolving mind's eye as mirrored through past due Medieval portray and alchemical illuminations.
The ebook includes greater than 70 HQ photographs, together with: medieval work and alchemical illuminations, maps and graphics.

Roman Alexander (born Mircea-Alexandru Gligor) is a Romanian medievalist and artwork historian, writer of a number of articles and guides on medieval portray and heritage. He has collaborated with the nationwide paintings Gallery of Siena, Santa Maria della Scala, the Museums of Imperial Fora and numerous cultural and educational associations from Romania.

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