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The Uta Codex : art, philosophy, and reform in eleventh-century Germany

Author: Adam S Cohen
Publisher: University Park : Pennnsylvania State University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Uta Codex is a Gospel lectionary made in the early eleventh century for the Niedermunster convent in Regensburg (Bavaria). Created at the behest of the abbess Uta, it is not only one of the most beautiful Ottonian manuscripts but also one of the most complex.
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Genre/Form: Illustrations
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam S Cohen
ISBN: 027101959X 9780271019598
OCLC Number: 42391510
Description: 276 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: 1. The Historical Background: Uta and the Codex --
The Four Frontispieces. 2. Time, Eternity, and Virtue: The Hand of God. 3. Virgin of Virgins: The Dedication. 4. The Paradigmatic Form of the Cross: The Symbolic Crucifixion. 5. The Visual Polemics of Reform: Saint Erhard Celebrating the Mass --
The Evangelist Portraits. 6. The Harmony of Knowledge --
The Complete Manuscript. 7. Constructing the Illuminations. 8. The Historical Movement: Making and Using the Uta Codex.
Responsibility: Adam S. Cohen.
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Created at the behest of an early 11th-century abbess named Uta, the "Uta Codex" is a complex and beautiful Ottoman manuscript. This work offers an investigation of this book and provides insights  Read more...

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