The Making of the "Bibles Moralisees"

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Abstract

The Bibles Moralisees are by far the richest and most complex attempt at biblical illustration ever undertaken. Seven of them survive today, made primarily for the kings and queens of France between the early thirteenth and late fifteenth centuries. John Lowden's pioneering two-volume study brings new material to light and offers a wholly new approach to understanding the Bibles, which contain literally thousands of figures.

Volume I, based on exhaustive codicological analysis, considers the making and the later history of use of each of the manuscripts. Volume II investigates in detail the treatment of one portion of the Bible, the Book of Ruth, in all the manuscripts. Discussion is supported by many new photographs in color and black and white. Together the two volumes challenge conventional wisdom about both the Bibles Moralisees and the relationship of word and image in medieval culture."
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPennsylvania State University Press
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Lowden, J. (2000). The Making of the "Bibles Moralisees". Pennsylvania State University Press.

The Making of the "Bibles Moralisees". / Lowden, John.

Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000.

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Lowden, J 2000, The Making of the "Bibles Moralisees". Pennsylvania State University Press.
Lowden J. The Making of the "Bibles Moralisees". Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000.
Lowden, John. / The Making of the "Bibles Moralisees". Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000.
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