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Sample Article Paper Fall 2010 In the article Procopius and the Imperial Panels of S. Vitale by Irina Andreescu- Treadgold and Warren Treadgold, the authors conduct a thorough analysis on the imperial panels in the church of S. Vitale at Ravenna in an attempt to prove that there has been too much exaggeration in the ideology of Byzantine and late ancient thinking. By analyzing other interpretations of the panels, the historical context in which these mosaics were made, and the materials that made up the panels, they put together their own interpretations to deviate from previous explanations of the Imperial Panels of S. Vitale. The article begins with four examples of several viewpoints of the panels, but the authors claim each interpretation to have been made without a close examination of the mosaic’s physical properties, nor did they try to identify the lesser figures besides Justinian, Theodora, and Maximian. Individual analysis of each interpretation also convinces the reader that their ideology requires manipulation of the visual evidence, lacks support to the interpretation, or seems to be modern misunderstandings of a traditional and hierarchical society. 1 They also analyzed and compared the four other interpretations and found that they seem to contradict each other. Following up after their disproval of previous interpretations, they begin to explain their own approach to analyzing the Imperial Panels of S. Vitale. Using the works of Procopius's History of the Wars and Secret History , they studied the accounts of events both in Italy and in
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course ART HIST 106 taught by Professor Budd during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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