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Velislav Bible, Finest Picture-bible of the Late Middle Ages : Biblia Depicta As Devotional, Mnemonic

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The Velislav Bible, one of the most beautiful medieval Bohemian manuscripts, is a bible imageé in which pictorial narrative dominates the written word, blending, at the same time, common biblical texts with a local legend about the patron of medieval Bohemia, St. Wenceslas. Deliberating about the role of this Bible, the essays collected in this monograph approach its manuscript in an interdisciplinary manner. By combining historical and textual analyses with the surveys of the Bible’s art and iconography, this first modern edition of the Velislav Bible and its tituli shows that it was used as a didactic tool in clerics’ education.


 
Number of Pages: 350
Genre: History
Series Title: Central European Medieval Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Language: English
Street Date: June 15, 2018
TCIN: 53522377
UPC: 9789462980440
Item Number (DPCI): 248-76-4713

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