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Item Number: 146981
Title: The Velislav Bible, Finest Picture-Bible of the Late Middle Ages: Biblia Depicta as Devotional, Mnemonic and Study Tool
Author: Panuskova, Lenka (ed)
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ISBN: 9789462980440
Description: Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018. 24cm., pbk., 336pp., 40 color, 50 b&w illus.

Summary: The Velislav Bible, one of the most beautiful medieval Bohemian manuscripts, is a bible imageé in which a pictorial narrative dominates the written word, blending, at the same time, common biblical texts with a local legend about the patron of medieval Bohemia, St. Wenceslas. Deliberating about the role of this Bible, the essays collected in this monograph approach its manuscript in an interdisciplinary manner. By combining historical and textual analyses with the surveys of the Bible’s art and iconography, this first modern edition of the Velislav Bible and its tituli shows that it was used as a didactic tool in clerics’ education.

Contents: 1. Studying the Velislav Bible - An Overview, Anna Kernbach and Lenka Panuskova. 2. Image and Text in the Velislav Bible - On the Interpretation of an Illuminated Codex, Anna Kernbach and Lenka Panuskova. 3. The Velislav Bible in the Context of Late Medieval Biblical Retellings and Mnemonic Aids, Lucie Dolezalova. 4. The Books of Genesis and Exodus in the Picture Bibles- Looking for an Audience, Lenka Panuskova. 5. The Life of Antichrist in the Velislav Bible, Pavlína Cermanova. 6. The Antichrist Cycle in the Velislav Bible and the Representation of the Intellectual Community, Katerina Hornickova. 7. Ibi predicit hominibus: In Search of the Practical Function of the Velislav Bible, Milena Bartlova. 8. The Velislav Bible: Critical Edition with Commentary, Anna Kernbach. (Central European Medieval Studies)

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