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- DescriptionTraces the dual strains of 'iconophilia' and iconoclasm, the privileging and prohibition of religious images, over a span of two-and-a-half millennia in the West. This book addresses arguments regarding the moral authority of the image in European Christianity from the medieval through the early modern periods.
- Author BiographyAlain Besancon is the director of studies at L'Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales. A specialist in Russian politics and intellectual history, he has written a number of books, including Anatomie d'un spectre and Les origines intellectuelles du leninisme. Jane Marie Todd is a translator whose works include Largesse by Jean Starobinski and Conversations with Picasso by Brassai, both published by the University of Chicago Press.
- Author(s)Alain Besancon
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication19/05/2009
- GenreChristian Theology
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note32 halftones
- Weight590 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Translated byJane Marie Todd
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