Studies the illustration of Revelation in manuscripts from the ninth to the fifteenth century. Examines how twenty-five of the most important illustrated Apocalypses illustrate the biblical text and interpret it for diverse audiences.
Author: Richard Kenneth Emmerson
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Category: Apocalypse in art
"Studies the illustration of Revelation in manuscripts from the ninth to the fifteenth century. Examines how twenty-five of the most important illustrated Apocalypses illustrate the biblical text and interpret it for diverse audiences"--Résumé de l'auteur.
Miniature in an Apocalypse illuminated in France or in England about 1240 - 50 .
Paris , Bibliothèque Nationale . 78 - 84 Miniatures from the Beatus written at St -
Sever , on the Adour ( Landes ) , about 1076 . Paris , Bibliothèque Nationale .
Il8 MANUSCRIPTS OF THE APOCALYPSE. [CHAP. VIII. scripts of this and of
other classes, especially the manuscripts of France and Flanders. Tenison The
Tenison Psalter appears to have been written and illuminated in the Monastic
1 “ After we have thus washed him who has believed and assented to our faith ,
we conduct him to the assembly of the brethren , and together offer fervent prayer
for ourselves and him who has been enlightened and all others wherever they ...
The Church has ever been an illuminated body . Its children are not of darkness ,
but of the day . God , who caused the light to shine out of darkness , hath shined
into their hearts , to give the light of the knowledge of His own glory . They “ walk
Although these two initials are without parallel in later book illumination , the
vision scene has surprising and so far overlooked analogues in a Romanesque
capital from 1100 at the cloister of Moissac ( fig . 10 ) .63 Usually single Apocalypse ...
Author: Richard Kenneth Emmerson
Publisher: Cornell University Press
An innovative overview of the influence of the Apocalypse on the shaping of the Christian culture of the Middle Ages.
In this richly illustrated book, all eighty-two of the manuscript's images are reproduced in color for the first time. They are accompanied by a full commentary.
Author: Nigel J. Morgan
Publisher: J Paul Getty Museum Publications
The visionary nature of the Apocalypse—the biblical book of Revelation—along with its detailed descriptions of the end of the world have long made it ideal for illustration. Illuminated texts of the Apocalypse were particularly popular in thirteenth-century England, and the copy in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, with its lively narrative miniatures, stands as a testament to the artistic heights achieved during that period. In this richly illustrated book, all eighty-two of the manuscript's images are reproduced in color for the first time. They are accompanied by a full commentary. A general introduction to the history of thirteenth-century English illustrated Apocalypse manuscripts is followed by a succinct study of the artistic context of the Getty's manuscript, as well as a consideration of its style and date. The rest of the commentary is devoted to a stylistic and iconographic analysis of the manuscript's images; there is also a complete translation of the text.
XXIII – XXIV ; Saunders , English illumination , I , 84-6 , II , pl . 91 ; Millar , 1 , 124 ;
M. R. James , The Apocalypse in art , 1931 , 3 , no . 2 ; F. Saxl , ' A spiritual
encyclopedia of the later Middle Ages ' , Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld ...
for the Word in the letter is not understood without illumination , and this is either
spiritual or natural . Spiritual illumination is only granted to those who are spiritual
, and the spiritual are they who are in the good of love and charity , and thence ...
And out of the throne proceeded lightnings , and thun . derings , and voices ,
signifies illumination , perception , and in . struction from the Lord . Lightnings , by
reason of the flash which strikes the eyes , signify illumination , and thunderings ...
Swedenborg , in the · Apocalypse Revealed , ' art . 236 , observes , that
Lightnings , by reason of the flash which strikes the eyes , signify illumination ;
and thunderings , by reason of the noise which affects the ears , signify
perception ; and ...
For thou only art holy , signifies that he is the Word , the truth , and illumination .
That the Lord alone is holy , see above , n . 173 ; and that it is divine truth which is
called holy , n . 173 , 580 : and as the Word is divine truth , and divine truth is the
The Apocalypse , the book of Revelation of St . John which normally concludes
the New Testament , was frequently ... In the Gerona Apocalypse of 975 , illuminated by Emetrius and Ende of Tavara , this sequence opens with a
depiction of the ...
Author: Robert G. Calkins
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press
Traces the development of European manuscript illumination, shows Bibles, and liturgical and devotional books, and discusses the aesthetic qualities of illuminated manuscripts
Author: Justin M. Byron-DaviesPublish On: 2020-02-01
... sin in preparation for rewards in heaven, owes much to the biblical Apocalypse
. For Julian, the hypostatic union inextricably links humanity and Christ as the
soul relates to the body, and in illuminating Julian's pneumatological
Author: Justin M. Byron-Davies
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This interdisciplinary book breaks new ground by systematically examining ways in which two of the most important works of late medieval English literature – Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Love and William Langland’s Piers Plowman – arose from engagement with the biblical Apocalypse and exegetical writings. The study contends that the exegetical approach to the Apocalypse is more extensive in Julian’s Revelations and more sophisticated in Langland’s Piers Plowman than previously thought, whether through a primary textual influence or a discernible Joachite influence. The author considers the implications of areas of confluence, which both writers reapply and emphasise – such as spiritual warfare and other salient thematic elements of the Apocalypse, gender issues, and Julian’s explications of her vision of the soul as city of Christ and all believers (the fulcrum of her eschatologically-focused Aristotelian and Augustinian influenced pneumatology). The liberal soteriology implicit in Julian’s ‘Parable of the Lord and the Servant’ is specifically explored in its Johannine and Scotistic Christological emphasis, the absent vision of hell, and the eschatological ‘grete dede’, vis-à-vis a possible critique of the prevalent hermeneutic.
Two main contenders for this prototype are an illuminated Apocalypse from North
Africa , a region which had close links with early Christian Visigothic Spain21 ,
and a fully illuminated North African copy of Tyconius ' commentary which found ...
Author: Andreas Speer
Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter
Die MISCELLANEA MEDIAEVALIA präsentieren seit ihrer Gründung durch Paul Wilpert im Jahre 1962 Arbeiten des Thomas-Instituts der Universität zu Köln. Das Kernstück der Publikationsreihe bilden die Akten der im zweijährigen Rhythmus stattfindenden Kölner Mediaevistentagungen, die vor über 50 Jahren von Josef Koch, dem Gründungsdirektor des Instituts, ins Leben gerufen wurden. Der interdisziplinäre Charakter dieser Kongresse prägt auch die Tagungsakten: Die MISCELLANEA MEDIAEVALIA versammeln Beiträge aus allen mediävistischen Disziplinen - die mittelalterliche Geschichte, die Philosophie, die Theologie sowie die Kunst- und Literaturwissenschaften sind Teile einer Gesamtbetrachtung des Mittelalters.
The literature on English illuminated manuscripts of the Apocalypse and their
continental derivatives ( sometimes called the Anglo - Norman cycle ) is
extensive . Among the most recent studies which contain comprehensive
bibliographies are ...
Author: Nigel J. Morgan
Publisher: Paul Watkins
Category: Apocalypse in art
The theme of the 17th Harlaxton Symposium was predetermined by the fact that it was held in 2000. The twenty-one papers turn their attention to the fear of cataclysm and the end of the world that obsessed many writers, artists and thinkers in medieval Europe, not only around the year 1000 but at other key dates during the Middle Ages, anyone of which was viewed as a possible candidate for the Day of Doom. Subjects include: the Revolution of 1399; astrology; the presentation of the Apocalypse in manuscripts, tapestries, stained glass windows and other media; the Pearl poem; the Westminster Abbey Sanctuary pavement as a means of calculating the lifespan of the universe; prophecy in the Sibylla Tiburtina; Matthew Paris; prose sermons; the Peasants' Revolt; Wells Cathedral.
... φωτισμος , φυλακτηριον , εφοδιον , αφθαρσιας ενδυlec , owTrgov ; —the seal ,
the Lord's mark , the illumination , the phylactery or preservative , the viaticum
through the journey of life , the investiture of incorruption , the insurer of salvation
But , from their symbolical character , it is in our Lord's own parables that we shall
find our most striking illustration of the principle of progressive illumination , and
best elucidation of our Apocalyptic subject . One subject , the kingdom of ...
Author: Jonathan James Graham AlexanderPublish On: 1973
54 APOCALYPSE English , mid 13th century . Vellum ; 46 folios ; 21.6 x 15.2 cm .
This is a sister manuscript of the Eton College Apocalypse ( no . 53 ) but it does
not contain the typological roundels . There are 90 almost full - page pictures ( 6 ...