Iconic tradition as a historical source. The role of numismatics in iconography studies
Iconic tradition as a historical source. The role of numismatics in iconography studies, edited by M. Caccamo Caltabiano, D. Castrizio, M. Puglisi, Falzea Editore, Reggio Calabria 2004, pp. 527, richly illustrated, 24 cm, br. and.
Semata and Signa. Series of Monetary Iconography Studies, 1.
Proceedings of the I Study Meeting of the Lexicon Iconographicum Numismaticae, Messina 6-8 March 2003.
Can an image be considered a historical document? Certainly yes, if it is a monetary image, chosen by the governing authority to facilitate the acceptability of the currency, communicate messages to users, play a role of legitimation and strengthening of political power! The initial question was answered by scholars of different disciplines, who participated in Messina, in March 2002, in the international study meeting promoted by the inter-university research group (Messina, Bologna, Genoa, Milan) for the realization of the Lexicon Iconographicum Numismaticae ( LIN). The contributions record the point of view of numismatists, archaeologists, philologists and glottologists, historians (Eastern, Greek, Roman and medieval), in a variety of proposals and reflections that emblematically account for the multiplicity of opinions currently existing on the problem.
Insignificant signs of aging, otherwise in excellent condition.