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The history of Alexander the Great : an illuminated manuscript of Vasco da Lucena's French translation of the ancient text by Quintus Curtius Rufus

Author: Scot McKendrick
Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, ©1996.
Series: Getty Museum monographs on illuminated manuscripts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reproduces 14 images from a 15th century manuscript, now in the J. Paul Getty Musuem. The commentary places the manuscript within its context as an account of Alexander's life.

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Genre/Form: Art
Illustrated works
Illustrations
Named Person: Quintus Curtius Rufus; Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great; Quintus Curtius Rufus; Alexander, the Great; Vasco Fernandes de Lucena
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scot McKendrick
ISBN: 0892363711 9780892363711
OCLC Number: 33971891
Notes: Issued in a case.
Description: xi, 105 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 44 cm.
Contents: Foreword / John Walsh --
Map of the world of Alexander the Great --
Alexander the Great: history, legend, and Curtius's Historiae Alexandri magni --
Map of the Burgundian Netherlands --
Vasco da Lucena's Les fais d'Alexandre le grant --
The Getty Manuscript --
Final assessment: From Fabula to historia --
Plates: the miniatures and their subjects --
Appendix 1. Summary description of the Getty Manuscript --
Appendix 2. Surviving manuscripts of Vasco's translation --
Appendix 3. Subjects of the large miniatures in the Getty, Bodmer, Jena, and Paris manuscripts.
Series Title: Getty Museum monographs on illuminated manuscripts.
Other Titles: Alexander the Great
Responsibility: Scot McKendrick.
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