Publication Date

1993

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Mustari, Louis Frank, 1930-

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Art

LCSH

Julian, of Norwich, b.1343||Women mystics--England--History||Illumination of books and manuscripts, English--History||Art, Medieval--England

Abstract

The visions of Christ's Passion which Julian of Norwich experienced in 1373 reflect visual imagery commonly found in fourteenth-century manuscript illuminations. Some scholars have noted that Julian of Norwich's written descriptions of her mystical experience particularly resemble East Anglian painting. However, they do not explain what these resemblances are or mention specific works of art which are similar to Julian’s visions. This paper will examine the similarities between East Anglian manuscript illuminations and Julian’s descriptions of her visions, and suggest possible visual sources for the imagery in her visions.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [100]-106)

Extent

106 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

Share

COinS