Picturing the Invisible: Religious Printed Images in Elizabethan England

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Picturing the Invisible: Religious Printed Images in Elizabethan England

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dc.contributor.author Davis, David Jonathan en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-09T10:55:35Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T16:57:44Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-21T12:04:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06-04 en_GB
dc.description.abstract This thesis analyses the culture of printed images during the Elizabethan period, particularly those images of a religious nature. Focusing on images which depict invisible beings (i.e. angels, God, demons etc.), the thesis addresses the assumption that Protestant England all but completely eradicated religious visual imagery from society. Examining images that were first created and printed in Elizabethan England as well as older images which had been recycled from earlier texts and others imported from Europe, the research offers an analysis of Protestant printed imagery between 1558 and 1603. Questions of how images were read, altered, augmented, copied and transmitted across time and space have been posed. What was depicted and how? How were religious images used? What was their understood role in early modern print culture? How did Protestants distinguish between church images to be destroyed and printed images to be read? In this, the images have been historically contextualised within both the theological and cultural milieu of Calvinist theology, the growing international marketplace of print and early modern English society. Attention has been paid to how images were received by readers and how they may have been seen. Emphasis is placed upon the role of the printed image as both a representation and an agent of culture, as well as an integral aspect of the printing industry. Ultimately, this thesis seeks to explain how printed images were employed and utilised by both printer and reader in the context of an iconoclastic English Reformation. en_GB
dc.description.sponsorship Overseas Research Student Award Scheme (ORSAS) en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/85653 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher University of Exeter en_GB
dc.subject early modern England en_GB
dc.subject Reformation en_GB
dc.subject Visual Culture en_GB
dc.title Picturing the Invisible: Religious Printed Images in Elizabethan England en_GB
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-11-09T10:55:35Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T16:57:44Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-21T12:04:50Z
dc.contributor.advisor Walsham, Alexandra en_GB
dc.publisher.department History en_GB
dc.type.degreetitle PhD in History en_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_GB
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_GB


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