Beauty and the Male Body in Byzantium : Perceptions and Representations in Art and Text Hardback
A neglected aspect of Byzantium, physical beauty appears as a quality with an unmistakable dark side, relating ambiguously to notions of power, goodness, evil, masculinity, effeminacy, life and death.
Examined as an attribute of the human and, in particular, of the male body, this study of beauty refines our understanding of the Byzantine world.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 196 pages, X, 196 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 29/10/2009
- Category: Byzantine & Medieval art c 500 CE to c 1400
- ISBN: 9780230007154