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Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address$
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Shira Brisman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226354750

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.001.0001

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Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address
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Shira Brisman

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DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0005

Chapter four treats the epistles of the Church Fathers and the pictorial tradition of saints and evangelists writing letters from their studies. During the period of the Reformation, when the formulation of the heresies of the church and Luther’s new translation of the Bible were brokered through epistolary exchanges, the illustrations accompanying the open letters of the Church Fathers increasingly included an emphasis on the role of the messenger.

Keywords:   Albrecht Dürer, Jerome, Annunciations, Epistles, Church Fathers, Reformation, Nikolaus Glockendon, Martin Luther, messenger, courier

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