THE BOOK OF BIBLES


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THE BOOK OF BIBLES

STEPHAN FÜSSEL ETAL    Book Number: 79575    Product format: Hardback

In the beginning was the word, and in the Middle Ages were kings, princes, and high-ranking religious members whose wealth and influence produced illustrated bibles of extraordinary craftsmanship. This heavyweight glamorous edition brings together 50 of the finest medieval bible manuscripts from the Austrian National Library, with examples from every epoch of the Middle Ages, the collection explores visualisations of the bible in various theological and historical contexts. With fragments from the Tours, Parisian Pocket, Admont Giant, Upper Italian, Utrecht Luxury and History Bibles, highly decorated Capitals, biblical scenes and figures, saints and clergy, kings and warrior knights are depicted in medieval marvels of art. Latin texts clearly visible and page decorations shown in close up. In impeccable reproduction quality, these stunning images may be appreciated as much as art historical treasures as they are important religious artefacts. A team of 18 scientific authors describe each manuscript in detail, exploring both the evolution of the Bible and the medieval understanding of history. Glossary of important terms. 5.5" x 7.7", 464 pages dripping with gold and illuminated colour, bookmarker. New from Taschen.
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ISBN 9783836559133
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