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The Enthroned Corpse of Charlemagne: The Lord-In-Majesty Theme in Early Medieval Art and Life John F. Moffitt

The Enthroned Corpse of Charlemagne: The Lord-In-Majesty Theme in Early Medieval Art and Life

John F. Moffitt

Published November 27th 2006
ISBN : 9780786427673
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227 pages
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This work focuses on a wholly new explanation for the dramatic appearance of Charlemagnes body by studying various historical traditions and cultural contexts (most largely unexplored by medievalists). The secular sources and applications of theMoreThis work focuses on a wholly new explanation for the dramatic appearance of Charlemagnes body by studying various historical traditions and cultural contexts (most largely unexplored by medievalists). The secular sources and applications of the persistent medieval theme of the Maiestas Domini are also explored. Chapters examine such topics as Charlemagnes legacy and its role in Alfred Rethels mural paintings (Karlsfresken)- the early medieval ?Lord in Majesty? and the example of Saint Foy at Conques- Saint Foy as both an imperial effigy and an apocryphal figure- a study of Charlemagne and Constantine- Roman-Imperial funerary ceremonies with wax ?body replicas?- contexts for and the meaning of Charlemagnes Karlsgrab- and the Carolingian and Ottonian ?Lords-in-Majesty.? Numerous illustrations are included.