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Riddle of Jael : The History of a Poxied Heroine in Medieval and Renaissance Art and Culture

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Jael is little remembered today, but in the Book of Judges (4:17-22) she betrayed a guest, killing an enemy of the Israelites but an ally of her husband by driving a nail through his head as he slept in her bed. She was a frequent subject of art during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and Brown examines that treatment, tracing the strand of Jael as an enigma, a riddle, through the centuries and changing society primarily of The Netherlands. Among his topics are Jael in Medieval and early modern art and thought, Jan van Eyck and the early modern re-imagination of Jael, Maarten van Heemskerck and Dirck Coornhert's power of women: a pasquinade on the perfectibility of the imperfect soul, and Philips Galle and Hadrianus Junius' Jael: a biblical Circe and her eloquent riddle. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: Xiv, 358 pages :
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Itellectual History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Book theme: General
Author: Peter Scott Brown
Language: English
Street Date: March 6, 2018
TCIN: 53535554
UPC: 9789004364387
Item Number (DPCI): 248-81-3502
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