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Global Medieval at The “End of The Silk Road,” Circa 756 CE: The ShōSō–In Collection in Japan

Re-Assessing the Global turn in Medieval Art History : The Medieval Globe

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...This article focuses on the Shōsō–in repository in Nara, a collection of artifacts that were fashioned in various media along the Silk Road. The repository first took shape in the mid–eighth century, when the personal collection of Emperor...
...男不言內女不言外Men do not speak of internal matters; women do not speak of external affairsFrom the Book of Rites (Liji 禮記); see neize 內則 (Principle of Inner Realm), in Ruan, Shisanjing zhushu, 1462, and translated by Legge, Li Chi: Book of Rites,...

The Court of Emperor Tang Dezong as ‘Imperial Net’, and the Church of the East's Persian Longue Durée

Persian Christians at the Chinese Court : The Xi’an Stele and the Early Medieval Church of the East

I.B.Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...Introduction The previous chapter looked out from Mesopotamia, the Church of the East's seat of power in Baghdad, and into Central Asia, as it analysed leadership within the Church of the East and its constitution as an agency-seeking...

Worldliness in Byzantium and Beyond: Reassessing the Visual Networks of Barlaam and Ioasaph

Re-Assessing the Global turn in Medieval Art History : The Medieval Globe

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...This essay analyzes the nunace, mutability, and political purposes of illustrated Greek manuscripts containing a ubiquitous medieval tale: Barlaam and Ioasaph. Exploring the dynamic nature of this Byzantine material and its global...

‘Repairing the Imperial Net’ Before the an Lushan Rebellion

Persian Christians at the Chinese Court : The Xi’an Stele and the Early Medieval Church of the East

I.B.Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...Introduction The Xi’an stele's phrases, ‘[we] repaired/sustained the Imperial Net’ [as interpreted, not translated here] and ‘binding the broken threads’, were chosen ostensibly with reference to events affecting the Church and its leaders...

Tang China (618–907)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description The Tang dynasty was founded in 618 and lasted until 907. The territory under its control waxed and waned, but it covered much of modern mainland China. Not included were the area northeast of modern Beijing, the provinces...

Seals as Conceptual and Ritual Tools in Chinese Buddhism, Ca. 600-1000 Ce

Seals—Making and Marking Connections Across the Medieval World

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...In medieval China, this article demonstrates, nearly all forms of seals and sealing—both physical and metaphorical—were translated to use in religious practice: tropes of identity and material transmission; multiple styles of wearing...