Go Back   AFA Forums > Science, Logic and Reason > Humanities/Social Sciences

Humanities/Social Sciences Philosophy, History, Politics etc

Thread Tools
Old 16th May 2017, 11:23 AM
workmx's Avatar
workmx workmx is offline
Feminazi and semi-professional inconoclast
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Canberra
Posts: 6,155
Default Iconoclast, Iconoclastic, and Iconoclasm

Iconoclast, Iconoclastic, and Iconoclasm

PDF - https://pure.rug.nl/ws/files/1443763...conoclasme.pdf

Jan N. Bremmer
This article aims to contribute to a better understanding of the genealogy of the terms ‘iconoclast(ic)’ and ‘iconoclasm.’ After some observations on the beginning of early Christian art that stress the necessity of abandoning a monolithic view of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic art regarding their iconic/aniconic aspects, it is noted that ‘iconoclast’ is mentioned first just before the start of the iconoclastic struggle and always remained rare in Byzantium. It became known in the West by Anastasius’s Latin translation of Theophanes’ Chronographia Tripartita. From there it was probably picked up by Thomas Netter, whose Doctrinale against Wycliffe and his followers proved to be very influential in the early times of the Reformation when images were a focus of intense debate between Catholics and Protestants. Thus the term gradually gained in popularity and also gave rise to ‘iconoclasm’ and ‘iconoclastic.’ The present popularity of the term has promoted the grouping together of events that probably should not be considered together. It has also made scholars focus on Protestant vandalism during the Reformation period rather than on the much greater damage to medieval art caused by the Catholic Baroque period.
Forgive me, I'm a sociologist and high horse slut!
Reply With Quote
Thank Darwinsbulldog thanked this post


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +11. The time now is 03:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.