Augustine beyond the Book

Augustine beyond the Book

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This interdisciplinary collection of essays investigates the processes by which Augustine of Hippo's writings were re-invented in other media, including the visual arts, drama and music. Thereby it highlights the crucial role of Augustine's readers in constructing his universal stature.presided over the formulaic diagram of the allegory of Knowledge.21 By the early Renaissance, he had come to personify the Liberal arts them- selves, becoming less clearly a humanizing exemplar for the scholar and rather more a symbol for ... Within the context of the a€œmathematical humanisma€ that characterized federigoa#39;s court, and in which alberti and Piero della francesca participated, the physical layout of the studiolo schema reflected the math and geometry that governed theanbsp;...

Title:Augustine beyond the Book
Publisher:BRILL - 2012-05-11

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