The Book Of Bibles by Stephan FüsselThe Book Of Bibles by Stephan Füssel

The Book Of Bibles

byStephan Füssel, Christian Gastgeber, Andreas Fingernagel

Hardcover | March 4, 2016

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Let there be light: Medieval bible manuscripts in impeccable reproduction

In the beginning was the word, and in the Middle Ages were kings, princes, and high-ranking religious members whose wealth and influence produced illustrated bibles of extraordinary craftsmanship.

This Bibliotheca Universalis edition brings together 50 of the finest medieval bible manuscripts from the Austrian National Library. With examples from every epoch of the Middle Ages, the collection explores visualizations of the bible in various theological and historical contexts. In impeccable reproduction quality, these stunning images may be appreciated as much as art historical treasures as they are important religious artifacts.

Texts by Andreas Fingernagel, Stephan Füssel, Christian Gastgeber, and a team of 15 scientific authors describe each manuscript in detail, exploring both the evolution of the Bible and the medieval understanding of history. A glossary of important terms is also included so that those not versed in bible history can enjoy the texts as well.

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Title:The Book Of BiblesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 7.7 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:March 4, 2016Publisher:Taschen America LlcLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3836559137

ISBN - 13:9783836559133

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simply Illuminating! This book is a must for anyone who loves calligraphy and illumination. It is breathtaking to see the images of manuscripts that must have taken monks and scribes countless hours to write. The book opens with the quote, ″Oh, you lucky reader, before you touch a book wash your hands, turn the pages carefully and keep your fingers well away from the letters! For someone unable to write cannot imagine what an immense labour it is. Oh, how hard is writing: it blurs the eyes, squeezes the kidneys and tortures every limb. Only three fingers write, but the whole body suffers…″
Date published: 2017-07-23