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Call No.: MS.BZ.002
Repository: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Hans Belting research papers and photographs
Date(s): circa 1960s-1980s
Quantity: 3 boxes
Language of materials: German
Oral History Interview Transcript, Dumbarton Oaks Archives, May 8, 2008. http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/dumbarton-oaks-archives/oral-history-project/hans-belting.
A German art historian and a theorist of medieval and Renaissance art. He was a Visiting Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks in 1959-1960, 1960-1961, 1969-1970, and 1972-1973, as well as a Senior Fellow in 1984-1985. Belting also received a Dumbarton Oaks project grant to research pre-14th century Byzantine icons and inspect icons in Greece and Italy between 1985 and 1987.
- Hans Belting, "Byzantine Art among Greeks and Latins in Southern Italy, Dumbarton Oaks Papers 28 (1974): 1-29.
- Hans Belting, "An Image and Its Function in the Liturgy: The Man of Sorrows in Byzantium," Dumbarton Oaks Papers 34/35 (1980/1981): 1-16.
- Hugo Buchthal and Hans Belting, Patronage in Thirteenth-Century Constantinople: An Atelier of Late Byzantine Book Illumination and Calligraphy, Dumbarton Oaks Studies 16 (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, 1978).
This collection consists of two series. Series I represents more extensive research by Hans Belting, including significant documentation accompanied by photographs of particular manuscripts. Series 2 is a less processed collection of photographs with occasional notes.
The majority of this collection consists of photographs of Palaeologan manuscript illumination, which were published by Hans Belting. It also consists of research notes, correspondence, and photographs of other Late Byzantine manuscripts. A majority of the notes and correspondence are in German. Collection includes an Addendum, which contains a project report outline, "Byzantine Icon and the West," 1985-1987.
- ICFA catalog record: http://atom.doaks.org/atom/index.php/phua0
- PDF version: http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/belting.pdf