This gorgeous 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.
Part of the Bibliotheca Universalis series.
- Authors: Stephan Füssel, Christian Gastgeber, and Andreas Fingernagel
- Publisher: Taschen, 2016
- 464 pages, 7.7" x 5.5"
- Fully illustrated throughout
- ISBN: 9783836559133