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Cultural interplay in the eighth century : the Trier Gospels and the making of a scriptorium at Echternach

Author: Nancy Netzer
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Series: Cambridge studies in palaeography and codicology, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first detailed study of the Trier Gospels, an important early medieval manuscript. Through an investigation of its production, Professor Netzer reveals the cross-cultural influences among the Insular, Continental, and Mediterranean worlds in the eighth century, demonstrating in particular the complicated process of cultural interplay that took place in the scriptorium at Echternach. She traces the
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Netzer
ISBN: 0521412552 9780521412551 9780521090513 0521090512
OCLC Number: 28426178
Description: xvi, 258 pages, 52 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Evidence for a scriptorium at Echternach in the eighth century --
2. Text. Gospel text. Chapter summaries and chapter divisions. Gospel prologues. Hebrew names. General prefaces. Marginal liturgical notations. Old Testament references. Marginal glosses. Colophon --
3. Construction of the codex. Reconstruction. Gatherings and method of production --
4. Script. Insular scribe. Merovingian scribe --
5. Decorated initials. Insular initials. Merovingian initials --
6. Canon tables. Numerical text and distribution. Frames. Apostles. Decoration --
7. Incipit page with archangels --
8. Portraits of the Evangelists. Matthew. Mark and Luke --
9. Four-symbols page --
10. Tetramorph --
11. Conclusions --
App. A Summary description and reconstruction --
App. B Variant readings in the Gospel text --
App. C Tabulation of manuscripts and significant readings collected from appendix B --
App. D Format of the Gospel text.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in palaeography and codicology, 3.
Responsibility: Nancy Netzer.
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