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Inventing Byzantine iconoclasm /

Leslie Brubaker.

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Author: Brubaker, Leslie
Published: London : Bristol Classical Press, 2012.
Series: Studies in early medieval history.
Topics: Iconoclasm - Byzantine Empire. | Icons, Byzantine. | Art and state - Byzantine Empire - History. | Art, Byzantine - History.
Regions: Byzantine Empire - Church history. | Byzantine Empire - Politics and government.
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Physical Description: xvi, 134 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781853997501 (pbk.)
1853997501 (pbk.)
Summary: "...explores how icons came to be so important, who opposed them, and how the debates played out between c.680 and 850. Many widely accepted assumptions about 'iconoclasm' - that it was an imperial initiative that resulted in widespread destruction of images, that the major promoters of icon veneration were monks, and that the era was one of cultural stagnation - are shown to be incorrect. Instead, the years of the image debates saw technological advances and intellectual shifts that, couples with a growing economy, concluded with the emergence of medieval Byzantium as a strong and stable empire."--p.4 of cover.

More Details for: Inventing Byzantine iconoclasm