Mens Acris in Corpore Commodo: Festschrift in Honour of the 70th Birthday of Ivan Matejcic (Paperback)
This volume, dedicated to Ivan Matejcic, a distinguisehd Croatian art historian and conservator, in honour of his 70th birthday, contains thirty articles covering the fields of art history, archaeology and history. These are all original contributions to debates regarding mostly the period from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance, but not disregarding the Baroque and thus reflecting the broad interests of the celebrant. While several contributions discuss themes related to Dalmatia or Italy, the foucs of the volume is on istria, the meeting point of Central, Mediterranean and Southeast Europe, which was also the region to which Ivan Matejcic dedicated most of his outstanding work. Therefore it will, withouth doubt, find an interested readership among scholars from many different counries and fields of interest, Byzantine and Carolingian Europe being only the two most prominent. - Prof Neven Budak, University of Zagreb The reviewed book presents more than 30 original scientific papers dealing mostly with Middle Ages and the Renaissance, practically all in the field of art history or archaeology, authored by some of the most qualified international researchers in these fields. It includes diachronical research related to medieval architecture and liturgy, ecclesiastic history, medieval paintings mostly focusing on Christian history and material culture. Most topics published in this book are presented for the first time. The interest of the scientific immunity will be visible in the use of new methodologies in a quite prolific number of papers, with new interpretations of old known material. All former studies of the topics elaborated in this volume are questioned - providing andwers and new perspectives of old problems, while giving new methodologies of interpreting the past. - Prof. Alexandra Chavarria Arnau, University of Padova.