The Footprint of Mani’s Book of Pictures in Late Antique Sources: An Assessment of Social & Geographical Data about Teaching with Images During the 3rd and 4th Centuries

Published: March 1, 2021

Zsuzsanna Gulácsi, Professor of Art History at Northern Arizona University Unlike other religions, Manichaeism had canonical images, not just canonical texts. Primary and secondary textual sources document that the Manichaean canon included a solely pictorial volume—a picture book—that was authored by Mani, circulated in multiple copies already during Mani’s life, and issued in many later editions. From late antiquity, 13…

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Dura from the East: Iranian Impact on the Formation of Religious Arts across the Trade Routes of the Asian Continent during the 3rd–6th Centuries CE

Published: May 30, 2019

About the Speaker Zsuzsanna Gulácsi is a historian of Asian religious art specializing in the contextualized art historical study of pan-Asiatic religions that adapted their arts to a variety of cultures as they spread throughout the continent. He received a double major Ph.D. degree (1998) from Indiana University, Bloomington, in Central Eurasian studies (Old Uygur)…

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