The Early Medieval Bible
Its Production, Decoration and Use
Edited by Richard Gameson
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Early Medieval Bible by Richard Gameson
Book DescriptionThe significance of the Bible in the life, thought and culture of the early Middle Ages can hardly be overstated. Here eleven linked studies, embracing palaeography, history, art history, theology and textual scholarship, examine and interpret the evidence of Bible manuscripts (including gospel books and Psalters) in their cultural context from late antiquity to the thirteenth century. Subjects include the earliest Bible manuscripts, the Gospels in a missionary context, the scriptorium of Tours, the development of the early glossed Psalter, the Old Testament in tenth- and eleventh-century England, the Italian Giant Bibles, the origins of the Paris Bible, the illustration of the early Gothic Psalter and the planning and production of the Hamburg Bible. Together these essays provide a broad-ranging, authoritative treatment of themes which are of central importance for the history and culture of the times.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521100014
(244mm x 170mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Gameson
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Manuscript Treasures of Durham Cathedral, Hardback (March 2010)
A beautiful book showcasing in lavish detail the highlights of Durham Cathedral's collection of medieval manuscripts, the finest collection of any English cathedral.
Belief and Culture in the Middle Ages, Hardback (April 2001)» View all books by Richard Gameson
This collection of essays focuses on fundamental issues of Christian belief and culture in the Middle Ages. Ranging geographically from the Mediterranean to the Slav lands, and including the British Isles, exploring individual prelates, potentates, and patrons, the volume offers a panoramic exposition of medieval belief and culture.
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