Translating truth ambitious images and religious knowledge in late medieval france and england translating truth explores the profound and often surprising role of visual images in the medieval churchs efforts to educate laypeople in the christian religion. Translating truth ambitious images and religious knowledge in late medieval france and england by aden kumler new haven yale university press 2011 pp xiv 290 6500 isbn 978 0 300 16493 0 to medieval writers the terms ambitious and ambition latin ambitio french ambicion middle english ambicioun were pejorative referring to an excessive striving for honor power or money . Translating truth ambitious images and religious knowledge in late medieval france and england aden kumler new haven ct yale university press 2011 304 pp 63 color and 21 b w ills cloth 6500 isbn 9780300164930 in translating truth aden kumler writes a deeply serious and compelling analysis of the impact of the fourth lateran council on the devotional arts specifically manuscripts . How did images produce religious truth in the later middle ages adam kumlers translating truth is an ambitious book that tries to answer this question through an examination of visual responses to the search for religious knowledge among the laity after the fourth lateran council 1215
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