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The Early Medieval Bible
Its Production, Decoration and Use

Part of Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology

Patrick McGurk, Richard Gameson, David Ganz, Rosamond McKitterick, Margaret Gibson, Richard Marsden, Larry M. Ayres, Laura Light, Elizabeth A. Peterson, Erik Petersen, Lesley Smith
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  • Date Published: January 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521100014


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  • The significance of the Bible in the life, thought and culture of the early Middle Ages can hardly be overstated. Here eleven linked studies, embracing palaeography, history, art history, theology and textual scholarship, examine and interpret the evidence of Bible manuscripts (including gospel books and Psalters) in their cultural context from late antiquity to the thirteenth century. Subjects include the earliest Bible manuscripts, the Gospels in a missionary context, the scriptorium of Tours, the development of the early glossed Psalter, the Old Testament in tenth- and eleventh-century England, the Italian Giant Bibles, the origins of the Paris Bible, the illustration of the early Gothic Psalter and the planning and production of the Hamburg Bible. Together these essays provide a broad-ranging, authoritative treatment of themes which are of central importance for the history and culture of the times.

    • Broad-ranging, authoritative treatment of important themes for the culture of the early Middle Ages
    • Second volume in a new Cambridge University Press series
    • Illuminating contribution to Bible studies
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    • Date Published: January 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521100014
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 68 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The oldest manuscripts of the Latin Bible Patrick McGurk
    2. The Royal 1. B. vii Gospels and English book production in the seventh and eighth centuries Richard Gameson
    3. Mass production of Early Medieval manuscripts: the Carolingian Bibles from Tours David Ganz
    4. Carolingian Bible production: the Tours anomaly Rosamond McKitterick
    5. Carolingian Glossed Psalters Margaret Gibson
    6. The Old Testament in late Anglo-Saxon England: preliminary observations on the textual evidence Richard Marsden
    7. The Italian Giant Bibles: aspects of their Touronian ancestry and early history Larry M. Ayers
    8. French Bibles c. 1200–30: a new look at the origins of the Paris Bible Laura Light
    9. The textual basis for visual errors in French Gothic Psalter illustration Elizabeth A. Petersen
    10. The Bible as subject and object of illustration: the making of a Medieval manuscript, Hamburg 1255 Erik Peterson
    11. The theology of the twelfth- and thirteenth-century Bible Lesley Smith.

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    Richard Gameson, University of Kent, Canterbury


    Patrick McGurk, Richard Gameson, David Ganz, Rosamond McKitterick, Margaret Gibson, Richard Marsden, Larry M. Ayres, Laura Light, Elizabeth A. Peterson, Erik Petersen, Lesley Smith

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