Early Modern Eyes

Early Modern Eyes In bringing together work on optic theory ethnography and the visual cultures of Christianity this volume offers a sense of the richness and the complexity of early modern thinking about the human

  • Title: Early Modern Eyes
  • Author: Walter S. Melion Lee Palmer Wandel
  • ISBN: 9789004179745
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In bringing together work on optic theory, ethnography, and the visual cultures of Christianity, this volume offers a sense of the richness and the complexity of early modern thinking about the human eye The seven case studies explore the relationship between vision and knowledge, taking up such diverse artifacts as an emblem book, a Jesuit mariological text, Calvin s InsIn bringing together work on optic theory, ethnography, and the visual cultures of Christianity, this volume offers a sense of the richness and the complexity of early modern thinking about the human eye The seven case studies explore the relationship between vision and knowledge, taking up such diverse artifacts as an emblem book, a Jesuit mariological text, Calvin s Institutes, Las Casas s Apologia, Hans Staden s True History, the Codex Telleriano Remensis, and an exegetical painting by Herri met de Bles Argued from different disciplinary perspectives, these essays pose crucial questions about the eyes, asking how they were construed as instruments of witnessing, perception, representation, cognition, and religious belief Contributors include Tom Conley, Walter Melion, Jose Rabasa, Lee Palmer Wandel, Michel Weemans, Nicolas Wey Gomez, and Neil Whitehead.

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