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Early medieval Bible illumination and the Ashburnham Pentateuch

Author: Dorothy Verkerk
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book focuses on the Ashburnham Pentateuch, an early medieval illuminated manuscript of the Old Testament whose pictures are among the earliest surviving and most extensive biblical illustrations. Dorothy Verkerk shows how the lively and complex illustrations of Genesis and Exodus, which incorporate references to contemporary life, were used to explain important church teachings.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Illustrations
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Verkerk
ISBN: 0521829178 9780521829175
OCLC Number: 52031035
Description: x, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A Painted Primer --
Script, Text, Illuminations, Provenance --
Principal Narratives --
The Right Order of Life --
The Italian Origin Considered --
An Italian Manuscript --
A Roman Clergy.
Responsibility: Dorothy Verkerk.
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'This is a valuable study for the emergence of a dominant medieval Christian approach to biblical interpretation.' Journal for the Study of the Old Testament '... narrated in great detail ...' Read more...

 
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