Envisioning Christ on the cross

Ireland and the early medieval West

Juliet Mullins Jenifer Ní Ghrádaigh & Richard Hawtree editors

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-387-9
August 2013. 400pp; large format, colour ills.

The crucifixion is at the very centre of Christian art and thought. This volume brings together leading medieval scholars from a wide range of disciplines in an assessment of its depiction in Ireland and more generally across the early medieval West. With such a narrow focus, the collection’s range is broad, with discussions of objects and texts from 4th-century Rome to 12th-century Catalonia, and serves to place Irish artistic, literary and theological representations of the crucifixion within a wider European context.

Contributors: Michele Bacci (U Fribourg); Elizabeth Boyle (U Cambridge); Jordi Camps i Sòria (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya); Celia Chazelle (College of New Jersey); Katharina Christa Schüppel (Leipzig U); César García de Castro Valdés (Patrimonio Cultural del Principado de Asturias); Felicity Harley McGowan (U Melbourne); Richard Hawtree (UCC); Beatrice Kitzinger (Stanford U); Juliet Mullins (UCC); John Munns (U Cambridge); Griffin Murray (UCC); Carol Neuman de Vegvar (Ohio Wesleyan U); Jenifer Ní Ghrádaigh (U Sheffield); Jennifer O’Reilly (UCC); Elizabeth C. Parker (Fordham U); Louis van Tongeren (Tilburg U).

Juliet Mullins is lecturer in Old English, Jenifer Ní Ghrádaigh is an art historian specializing in Insular art and architecture and Richard Hawtree researches the Latin and vernacular textual culture of the Insular world.