The Resource Knowing bodies, passionate souls : sense perceptions in Byzantium, edited by Susan Ashbrook Harvey and Margaret Mullett

Knowing bodies, passionate souls : sense perceptions in Byzantium, edited by Susan Ashbrook Harvey and Margaret Mullett

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Knowing bodies, passionate souls : sense perceptions in Byzantium
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Knowing bodies, passionate souls
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sense perceptions in Byzantium
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edited by Susan Ashbrook Harvey and Margaret Mullett
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eng
Summary
"Byzantine culture was notably attuned to a cosmos of multiple dominions: material, bodily, intellectual, physical, spiritual, human, divine. Despite a prevailing discourse to the contrary, the Byzantine world found its bridges between domains most often in sensory modes of awareness. These different domains were concretely perceptible and were encountered daily amidst the mundane no less than the exalted. Icons, incense, music, sacred architecture, ritual activity; saints, imperial families, persons at prayer; hymnography, ascetical or mystical literature: in all of its cultural expressions, the Byzantines excelled in highlighting the intersections between human and divine realms through sensory engagement (whether positive or negative). Byzantinists have been slow to look at the operations of the senses in Byzantium, especially those of seeing, its relation to the other senses, and phenomenological approaches in general. More recently, work on smell and hearing has followed that on seeing, and yet the areas of taste and touch--the most universal and most necessary of the senses--are still largely uncharted. Nor has much been done to explore how Byzantines viewed the senses, or how they envisaged the sensory interactions with their world. A map of the connections between sense-perceptions and other processes (of perception, memory, visualization) in the Byzantine brain has still to be sketched out. How did the Byzantines describe, narrate, or represent the senses at work? It is hoped to further studies of how individual senses in Byzantium operated in the context of all the senses, and their place in Byzantine thought about perception and cognition. Recent work on dreaming, on memory, and on the emotions has made advances possible, and collaborative experiments between Byzantinists and neurological scientists open further approaches. The happy coincidence of this symposium with the upcoming Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, 'Sound and Scent in the Garden, ' and a forthcoming exhibition at the Walters Art Museum on the five senses enables cross-cultural comparisons that include gardens in Islamic Spain, Hebrew hymnography, Syriac wine-poetry, Mediterranean ordure, and Romanesque and Gothic precious objects that were not just looked at but also touched, smelled, and heard. Architects, musicologists, art historians, archaeologists, philologists can all contribute approaches to the revelation of the Byzantine sensorium"--Publisher's website
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DF531
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.K55 2017
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non fiction
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  • Harvey, Susan Ashbrook
  • Mullett, Margaret
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Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine symposia and colloquia
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  • Byzantine Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Senses and sensation
  • Senses and sensation
  • Senses and sensation
  • Perception
  • Cognition
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Knowing bodies, passionate souls : sense perceptions in Byzantium, edited by Susan Ashbrook Harvey and Margaret Mullett
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Papers from a symposium held April 25-27, 2014 at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • Introduction / Susan Ashbrook Harvey and Margaret Mullett -- Sense lives of Byzantine things / Glenn Peers -- The materiality of sensation in the art of the late Middle Ages / Martina Bag noli -- Perceptions of sound and sonic environments across the Byzantine acoustic horizon / Amy Papalexandrou – Kalophonia and the phenomenon of embellishment in Byzantine psalmody / Spyridon Antonopoulos -- Geographies of silence in late antiquity / Kim Haines-Eitzen -- Scent, sound, and the senses in Islamic gardens of Al-Andalus / D. Fairchild Ruggles -- Olfactory associations with the past in premodern Greece / Felipe Rojas and Valeria Sergueenkova -- The work of holy oil / Susan Ashbrook Harvey -- Struggling with Romanos's dagger of taste / Thomas Arentzen -- Monks baking bread and salting fish : an archaeology of early monastic ascetic taste / Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom – Byzantine Christianity and tactile piety (fourth-fifteenth centuries) / Béatrice Caseau - - A touch of violence : feeling pain, perceiving pain in Byzantium / Galina Tirnanić -- To touch or not to touch : erotic tactility in Byzantine literature / Ingela Nilsson -- Virtual sensations and inner visions : words and the senses in late antiquity and Byzantium / Ruth Webb -- Bitter waters and dew of rest : corruption and creation in two late ancient Jewish hymns / Laura Suzanne Lieber -- The spiritual senses, monastic and theological / Marcus Plested
  • Introduction / Susan Ashbrook Harvey and Margaret Mullett -- SIGHT -- Sense lives of Byzantine things / Glenn Peers -- The materiality of sensation in the art of the later Middle Ages / Martina Bagnoli -- SOUND -- Perceptions of sound and sonic environments across the Byzantine acoustic horizon / Amy Papalexandrou -- Kalophonia and the phenomenon of embellishment in Byzantine psalmody / Spiro Antonopoulos -- Geographies of silence in late antiquity / Kim Haines-Eitzen -- SMELL -- Scent, sound, and the senses in Islamic gardens of al-Andalus / Dede Fairchild Ruggles -- The smell of time : olfactory associations with the past in pre-modern Greece / Felipe Rojas Silva and Valeria Segueekov -- Fragrant matter : the work of holy oil / Susan Ashbrook Harvey -- TASTE -- Struggling with Romanos's "Dagger of Taste" / Thomas Arentzen -- Monks baking bread and salting fish : an archaeology of early monastic ascetic taste / Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom -- TOUCH -- Byzantine Christianity and tactile piety (fourth-fifteenth centuries) / Beatrice Caseau -- A touch of violence : feeling pain, perceiving pain in Byzantium / Galina Tirnanic -- To touch or not to touch : erotic tactility in Byzantine literature / Ingela Nilsson -- THE SENSORIUM -- Virtual sensations and inner visions : words and the senses in late antiquity and Byzantium / Ruth Webb -- Bitter waters and dew of rest : senses and liturgy in early Byzantine Judaism / Laura Lieber -- The spiritual senses, monastic and theological / Marcus Plested
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780884024217
Lccn
2016017742
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
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99974952158
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  • (OCoLC)951017946
  • (OCoLC)ocn951017946
Label
Knowing bodies, passionate souls : sense perceptions in Byzantium, edited by Susan Ashbrook Harvey and Margaret Mullett
Publication
Note
Papers from a symposium held April 25-27, 2014 at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction / Susan Ashbrook Harvey and Margaret Mullett -- Sense lives of Byzantine things / Glenn Peers -- The materiality of sensation in the art of the late Middle Ages / Martina Bag noli -- Perceptions of sound and sonic environments across the Byzantine acoustic horizon / Amy Papalexandrou – Kalophonia and the phenomenon of embellishment in Byzantine psalmody / Spyridon Antonopoulos -- Geographies of silence in late antiquity / Kim Haines-Eitzen -- Scent, sound, and the senses in Islamic gardens of Al-Andalus / D. Fairchild Ruggles -- Olfactory associations with the past in premodern Greece / Felipe Rojas and Valeria Sergueenkova -- The work of holy oil / Susan Ashbrook Harvey -- Struggling with Romanos's dagger of taste / Thomas Arentzen -- Monks baking bread and salting fish : an archaeology of early monastic ascetic taste / Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom – Byzantine Christianity and tactile piety (fourth-fifteenth centuries) / Béatrice Caseau - - A touch of violence : feeling pain, perceiving pain in Byzantium / Galina Tirnanić -- To touch or not to touch : erotic tactility in Byzantine literature / Ingela Nilsson -- Virtual sensations and inner visions : words and the senses in late antiquity and Byzantium / Ruth Webb -- Bitter waters and dew of rest : corruption and creation in two late ancient Jewish hymns / Laura Suzanne Lieber -- The spiritual senses, monastic and theological / Marcus Plested
  • Introduction / Susan Ashbrook Harvey and Margaret Mullett -- SIGHT -- Sense lives of Byzantine things / Glenn Peers -- The materiality of sensation in the art of the later Middle Ages / Martina Bagnoli -- SOUND -- Perceptions of sound and sonic environments across the Byzantine acoustic horizon / Amy Papalexandrou -- Kalophonia and the phenomenon of embellishment in Byzantine psalmody / Spiro Antonopoulos -- Geographies of silence in late antiquity / Kim Haines-Eitzen -- SMELL -- Scent, sound, and the senses in Islamic gardens of al-Andalus / Dede Fairchild Ruggles -- The smell of time : olfactory associations with the past in pre-modern Greece / Felipe Rojas Silva and Valeria Segueekov -- Fragrant matter : the work of holy oil / Susan Ashbrook Harvey -- TASTE -- Struggling with Romanos's "Dagger of Taste" / Thomas Arentzen -- Monks baking bread and salting fish : an archaeology of early monastic ascetic taste / Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom -- TOUCH -- Byzantine Christianity and tactile piety (fourth-fifteenth centuries) / Beatrice Caseau -- A touch of violence : feeling pain, perceiving pain in Byzantium / Galina Tirnanic -- To touch or not to touch : erotic tactility in Byzantine literature / Ingela Nilsson -- THE SENSORIUM -- Virtual sensations and inner visions : words and the senses in late antiquity and Byzantium / Ruth Webb -- Bitter waters and dew of rest : senses and liturgy in early Byzantine Judaism / Laura Lieber -- The spiritual senses, monastic and theological / Marcus Plested
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780884024217
Lccn
2016017742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Stock number
99974952158
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951017946
  • (OCoLC)ocn951017946

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