In the Beginning Was the Word-power and Glory of Illuminated Bibles

By: Andreas Fingernagel and Christian Gastgeber, Editors

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Middle Ages was the high time of the Bible. Thanks to the wealth and influence of kings, princes and important personalities of the Curia, ornately illustrated bibles were commissioned in that era - certificates of extraordinary craftsmanship. The most sumptuous Bibles give examples from all eras of the Middle Ages and present an illustrated Bible in theological and historical contexts. The manuscripts, whose beauty and importance are undeniable, are investigated further from the art-historical point of view. In texts by Andreas Fingernagel, Stephan F├╝ssel, and a team of 15 scientific authors, each manuscript will be described in detail, and the history of the Bible and the medieval understanding of history that is this Bible versions basis are explored. Also included is a glossary of key terms, so that readers can study the texts without any prior knowledge of the Bible story.Pictorial cloth. Folio. 415pp., index. Illustrated. Magnificent book. Wonderfully illustrated. Full refund if not satisfied. Due to this book's size and/or weight, additional shipping may be needed. NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING.

Title: In the Beginning Was the Word-power and Glory of Illuminated Bibles

Author Name: Andreas Fingernagel and Christian Gastgeber, Editors

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: Bibles,

Publisher: Koln, London etc, Taschen: 2003

ISBN Number: 3822829056

ISBN Number 13: 9783822829059

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 040806