Siena and the Virgin by Diana Norman
Art and Politics in a Late Medieval City State

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Fully illustrated, this book explores late medieval Siennese Marian art, how it was commissioned, created and understood. Examining political, economic and cultural relations between Sienna and the contado, the author offers a new understanding of Marian art and its political functions as an expression of Siennese civic ideology.

About Diana Norman

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At twenty, Diana Norman became the youngest reporter on London's Fleet Street. Since retiring from journalism, she has taken up writing biographies and historical novels. She is married to a film critic and together they have two daughters.
Published September 10, 1999 by Yale University Press. 264 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction