The Jew, the Cathedral and the Medieval City

Synagoga and Ecclesia in the Thirteenth Century

Author: Nina Rowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107375851

Category: History

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In the thirteenth century, sculptures of Synagoga and Ecclesia - paired female personifications of the Synagogue defeated and the Church triumphant - became a favoured motif on cathedral façades in France and Germany. Throughout the preceding centuries, the Jews of northern Europe prospered financially and intellectually, a trend that ran counter to the long-standing Christian conception of Jews as relics of the prehistory of the Church. In this book, Nina Rowe examines the sculptures as defining elements in the urban Jewish-Christian encounter. She locates the roots of the Synagoga-Ecclesia motif in antiquity and explores the theme's public manifestations at the cathedrals of Reims, Bamberg, and Strasbourg, considering each example in relation to local politics and culture. Ultimately, she demonstrates that royal and ecclesiastical policies to restrain the religious, social, and economic lives of Jews in the early thirteenth century found a material analog in lovely renderings of a downtrodden Synagoga, placed in the public arena of the city square.
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Visualizing Medieval Performance

"Perspectives, Histories, Contexts "

Author: Elina Gertsman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351537369

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 366

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Taking a fresh look at the interconnections between medieval images, texts, theater, and practices of viewing, reading and listening, this explicitly interdisciplinary volume explores various manifestations of performance and meanings of performativity in the Middle Ages. The contributors - from their various perspectives as scholars of art history, religion, history, literary studies, theater studies, music and dance - combine their resources to reassess the complexity of expressions and definitions of medieval performance in a variety of different media. Among the topics considered are interconnections between ritual and theater; dynamics of performative readings of illuminated manuscripts, buildings and sculptures; linguistic performances of identity; performative models of medieval spirituality; social and political spectacles encoded in ceremonies; junctures between spatial configurations of the medieval stage and mnemonic practices used for meditation; performances of late medieval music that raise questions about the issues of historicity, authenticity, and historical correctness in performance; and tensions inherent in the very notion of a medieval dance performance.
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Category: German literature

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The Cambridge History of Medieval Music

Author: Mark Everist,Thomas Forrest Kelly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108577075

Category: Music

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Spanning a millennium of musical history, this monumental volume brings together nearly forty leading authorities to survey the music of Western Europe in the Middle Ages. All of the major aspects of medieval music are considered, making use of the latest research and thinking to discuss everything from the earliest genres of chant, through the music of the liturgy, to the riches of the vernacular song of the trouvères and troubadours. Alongside this account of the core repertory of monophony, The Cambridge History of Medieval Music tells the story of the birth of polyphonic music, and studies the genres of organum, conductus, motet and polyphonic song. Key composers of the period are introduced, such as Leoninus, Perotinus, Adam de la Halle, Philippe de Vitry and Guillaume de Machaut, and other chapters examine topics ranging from musical theory and performance to institutions, culture and collections.
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Was ist Textkritik?

zur Geschichte und Relevanz eines Zentralbegriffs der Editionswissenschaft

Author: Gertraud Mitterauer

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 337

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Scholars concerned with editing text, principally Germanists and musicologists, have placed a central editorial concept, that of textual criticism, centre-stage. In the course of the past decades, a development has taken place in this area, combined with new thoughts, but also with constant irritations. The contemporary significance and function of textual criticism are discussed using concrete examples.
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