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Armenia : art, religion, and trade in the Middle Ages / edited by Helen C. Evans.

Contributor(s): Evans, Helen C [editor.] | Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) [host institution.].
Publisher: London : Yale University Press, [2018?]Description: 351 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9781588396600.Subject(s): Art, Armenian -- Exhibitions | Art, Medieval -- Armenia -- Exhibitions | Christian art and symbolism -- Armenia -- Medieval, 500-1500 -- Exhibitions | Art and religion -- Armenia -- Exhibitions | Armenia -- Civilization -- ExhibitionsDDC classification: 709.47560902 Summary: A fascinating exploration of art created by the varied Armenian kingdoms that connected the East and West during the Middle Ages. As the first people to officially convert to Christianity, Armenians commissioned and produced astonishing religious objects. This sumptuous volume depicts and contextualizes the compelling works of art that defined the rich and complicated culture of medieval Armenians, including carvings, liturgical furnishings, beautifully illustrated manuscripts, gilded reliquaries, exquisite textiles, printed books, and more. Situated at the center of trade routes that connected the East and West during the Middle Ages, Armenia became a leading international trade partner for Seljuk, Mongol, Ottoman, and Persian overlords, while also serving as a powerful ally to Byzantium and European Crusader states. Written by a team of international scholars, with contributions from Armenian religious leaders, this book will stand as the definitive text on the art and culture of medieval Armenia. Exhibition: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (22.09.2018 - 13.01.2019).
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Catalogue of an exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 2018 - January 13, 2019.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-344) and index.

A fascinating exploration of art created by the varied Armenian kingdoms that connected the East and West during the Middle Ages. As the first people to officially convert to Christianity, Armenians commissioned and produced astonishing religious objects. This sumptuous volume depicts and contextualizes the compelling works of art that defined the rich and complicated culture of medieval Armenians, including carvings, liturgical furnishings, beautifully illustrated manuscripts, gilded reliquaries, exquisite textiles, printed books, and more. Situated at the center of trade routes that connected the East and West during the Middle Ages, Armenia became a leading international trade partner for Seljuk, Mongol, Ottoman, and Persian overlords, while also serving as a powerful ally to Byzantium and European Crusader states. Written by a team of international scholars, with contributions from Armenian religious leaders, this book will stand as the definitive text on the art and culture of medieval Armenia. Exhibition: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (22.09.2018 - 13.01.2019).

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