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Medieval Texts and Images
Studies of Manuscripts from the Middle Ages

ISBN 9780367187415
Published July 12, 2019 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1991, Medieval Texts and Images is a collection of essays which critically examines medieval manuscripts. The book contains a wide range of contributions, the first examines the relationship of the Légende Dorée and its relationship to the aristocratic patrons who commissioned these manuscripts; the second scrutinises the tradition of French illumination as it was developed in Paris in the so-called Bedford Master’s workshop in the 1420s. The text examines liturgical texts of the medieval period and written and liturgical contributions to Renaissance art. Other contributions include an investigation into the written scroll within the painted composition, comparing various compositional and thematic functions in the depiction of a Crucifixion and a study of Christian vernacular poetry. This collection provides a comprehensive overview of the use of text and image in medieval literature.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors



List of Colour Plates

List of Figures

1. Pictures for Aristocrats: the Manuscripts of the Légende dorée, Hilary Maddocks

2. Liturgy and Image: the Advent Minature in the Salisbury Breviary, Judith Pearce

3. The Significance if Text Scrolls: Towards a Descriptive Terminology, Alison R. Flett

4. The Rolin Master’s Hand in London BL MS Additional 25695, Peter Rolfe Monks

5. Renaissance Books and Raphael’s Disputa: Contextualising the Image, Cecilia O’Brien

6. An Unusual Pentecost Cycle in a Fourteenth Century Missal, Veronica Condon

7. A Minimally-intrusive Presence: Portraits in Illustration for Prayers to the Virgin, Joan Naughton

8. Reading Medieval Images: Two Miniatures in a Fifteenth Century Missal, Vera F. Vines

9. Editing the Exeter Book: A Progress Report, Bernard J. Muir

10. Art and Devotion: The Prayer-books of Jean de Berry, Margaret M. Manion

11. Et Verbum Caro Factum Est: The Prayer-book of Michelino da Besozzo, Katherine McDonald

General Index

Index of Manuscripts Cited

Index of Biblical References

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