Tombs in Early Modern Rome (1400–1600): Monuments of Mourning, Memory and Meditation

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In Tombs in Early Modern Rome (1400–1600), Jan L. de Jong reveals how funerary monuments, far from simply marking a grave, offered an image of the deceased that was carefully crafted to generate a laudable memory and prompt meditative reflections on life, death, and the hereafter. This leads to such questions as: which image of themselves did cardinals create when they commissioned their own tomb monuments? Why were most popes buried in a grandiose tomb monument that they claimed they did not want? Which memory of their mother did children create, and what do tombs for children tell about mothers? Were certain couples buried together so as to demonstrate their eternal love, expecting an afterlife in each other’s company?
Originele taal-2English
Plaats van productieLeiden/Boston
Aantal pagina's424
ISBN van elektronische versie978-90-04-52693-8
ISBN van geprinte versie978-90-04-17936-3
StatusPublished - nov.-2022

Publicatie series

NaamBrill’s Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History
ISSN van geprinte versie1878-9048

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