Book chapter

Beards and the Construction of Facial Appearance in the Middle Ages

BHAP-HA+SCANT

  • 2022
Published in:
  • L’éloquence du visage entre Orient et Occident / Voskoboynikov, Oleg. - Florence: Sismel. - 2022, p. 115-131
English The present paper deals with the role played by beards as a signifier of political power in Medieval societies. More specifically, it reconstructs the dynamics by which Byzantine emperors came to break with the centuries-old tradition of the Roman ruler's shaven look to adopt a bearded appearance, which was not without prompting reactions among their contemporaries.
Faculty
Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines
Department
Département d'histoire de l'art et d'archéologie
Language
  • English
Classification
Art history
License
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Open access status
green
Persistent URL
https://folia.unifr.ch/unifr/documents/319819
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