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Emblems

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A book of short devotional poems by Quarles, published 1635, in various metres, each based on some scriptural text, and some in the form of dialogues. The engravings are mostly by William...

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Michael Clarke and Deborah Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 75 words.

A visual image imbued with a symbolic meaning, usually accompanied by an explanatory text. Printed collections of emblems (emblem books)

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Emblem

in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

P ublished online August 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 1109 words.

The printed emblem typically consists of three parts: motto (inscriptio), image (pictura), and *epigram (

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Peter Beal.

in A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

January 2008; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (History of the Book). 224 words.

An emblem is a picture of some kind intended to have symbolic significance, representing an allegory, moral, token of status,

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emblems

Denis D. Gibbs.

in The Oxford Companion to Medicine

January 2001; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 579 words.

The most widely accepted emblem of medicine is a staff (or rod) with a snake entwined around it. In ancient

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Emblem

Edited by Peter Murray, Linda Murray and Tom Devonshire Jones.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 216 words.

is not quite identical with *attribute or *symbol. An emblem is an image illustrating a motto or

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emblem

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

A heraldic device or symbolic object as a distinctive badge of a nation, organization, or family. The word is recorded from the late 16th century (as a verb), and comes from Latin emblema ‘...

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emblems and emblem books

Edited by GORDON CAMPBELL.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 133 words.

An emblem is a pictorial and literary representation of an abstraction. The emblem has a tripartite structure, and consists of

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Emblem Books

Susan Drain.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 636 words.

A particular genre of illustrated book, emblem books are those in which each emblem consists of a motto, a picture,

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emblems and emblem literature

Clare Ford-Wille.

in The Oxford Companion to Western Art

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 444 words.

(Greek emblema: inlaid work or mosaic). The use of emblems in art and literature arose during the 15th

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emblem book

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 200 words.

An emblem usually refers to a genre of verbal–pictorial art which is particularly associated with the Renaissance.

The first emblem

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