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The Art of the Bible

Illuminated Manuscripts from the Medieval World

Scot McKendrick, Kathleen Doyle

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A gloriously illustrated celebration of biblical manuscripts, representing 1,000 years of history and some of the finest works of art from the medieval Christian world

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Overview

Illuminated manuscripts of the Bible are some of the finest, most beautiful but least-known works of art to survive from the Middle Ages.

This exquisitely illustrated book presents 45 expertly selected treasures that transport us across 1,000 years of history, passing chronologically through some of the major centres of the Christian world.

Every manuscript included in this major new study is a glorious masterpiece, and is reproduced on a scale that enables us to marvel at the illuminator’s art.

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'Sumptuous … spans 1,000 years and considers the history and significance of 45 illuminated biblical manuscripts, providing much insight into medieval Christian art'
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Specifications

Format: Quarterbound/PLC (no jacket)

Size: 31.0 x 25.0 cm

Extent: 336 pp

Publication date: 22 September 2016

ISBN: 9780500239476

Contents List

Introduction: One Thousand Years of Art and Beauty • 45 Bibles

About the Author

Dr Scot McKendrick is Head of Western Heritage Collections at the British Library. He jointly edited and contributed to 1,000 Years of Royal Books and Manuscripts (2013). Together with Dr Kathleen Doyle he wrote Bible Manuscripts: 1,400 Years of Scribes and Scripture (2007), and contributed to Sacred: Books of the Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam (2007).

Dr Kathleen Doyle is the Lead Curator, Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library. Kathleen edited and contributed to 1,000 Years of Royal Books and Manuscripts (2013). Together with Dr Scot McKendrick they wrote Bible Manuscripts: 1,400 Years of Scribes and Scripture (2007), and contributed to Sacred: Books of the Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam (2007).