By Diane J Reilly
This examine is the 1st distinct exploration of the occasions and personalities that encouraged the early eleventh-century Saint-Vaast Bible's hugely cutting edge miniature application. Copied and illuminated within the venerable abbey of Saint-Vaast, Arras, the Bible broadcast the political and theological ideals of Bishop Gerard of Cambrai and Abbot Richard of Saint-Vanne, who cooperated within the occasionally contentious reform of a sequence of abbeys all through Flanders. whereas the miniature software defended royal and episcopal hegemony and highlighted the significance of cooperation among secular and ecclesiastical executive, the format of the Bible facilitated non-stop studying in the course of the monastic place of work. Illustrated with forty six figures and 10 colour plates, this ebook introduces one of many earliest and most vital Romanesque titanic Bibles.
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