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The Iconography of the Mouth of Hell: Eighth Century Britain to the Fifteenth Century
This book studies the depiction of the hell mouth on church walls, friezes, in manuscript illumination, and in glass, as it was drawn from scriptural, classical, and Anglo-Saxon traditions. Illustrated.
Unknown Binding, 234 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Susquehanna University Press
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Jul 22, 2008 Brian rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Buffy the vampire slayer... er.
A great exploration into the the history of the concept of the Hellmouth. Where the ideas merged between the battle of Norse "mythology" and the Christian conversion and how the device of the hell mouth was used as a conversion device and later a classic backdrop for plays and dramas. Outstanding!
Gary D. Schmidt is an American children's writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels, including two Newbery Honor books. He lives on a farm in Alto, Michigan,with his wife and six children, where he splits wood, plants gardens, writes, feeds the wild cats that drop by and wishes that sometimes the sea breeze came that far inland. He is a Professor of English at Calvin College.More about Gary D. Schmidt...