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A Tale of Two Mappae Mundi: The Map Psalter and its Mixed-Media Maps

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dc.contributor.advisor Marner, Dominic
dc.contributor.author La Porte, Melissa
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-18T14:51:48Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-18T14:51:48Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-04
dc.date.created 2012-05-01
dc.date.issued 2012-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3662
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates small-scale mappae mundi, world maps, created in the thirteenth-century, which record the historical, mythical, social, and religious reality of the world for wealthy English patrons. My research focuses on two maps found in a Psalm book (British Library Add. MS 28681, f. 9 and f. 9v) on either side of a single page. One depicts the world in typical mappae mundi fashion, with Jerusalem at the centre of a network of cities, topographic features and monstrous creatures while the other lists place names and geographic descriptions. The maps depict the world in very different manners, one textually and the other visually, but their placement on the same leaf emphasizes their connection. This work explores the iconography, socio-historic context and literary precedence of mappae mundi in order to comprehend the distinct need for mixed-media to represent and understand a complex worldly existence in thirteenth-century England. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Antipodes en_US
dc.subject Map Psalter en_US
dc.subject mappae mundi en_US
dc.subject medieval education en_US
dc.subject medieval identity formation en_US
dc.subject monstrous races en_US
dc.subject monstrous races en_US
dc.subject book arts en_US
dc.subject world maps en_US
dc.subject illustrated psalter en_US
dc.subject imaginary travel en_US
dc.title A Tale of Two Mappae Mundi: The Map Psalter and its Mixed-Media Maps en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Art and Visual Culture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department School of Fine Art and Music en_US


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