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This is the first study to bring together all twenty-nine extant copies of the medieval Commentary on the Apocalypse, which was written by Spanish monk Beatus of Liébana. John Williams, a renowned expert on the Commentary, shares a lifetime of study and offers new insights on these strikingly illustrated manuscripts. As he shows, the Commentary responded to differing monastic needs within the shifting context of the Middle Ages. Of special interest is a discussion of the recently discovered Geneva copy: one of only three commentaries to be written outside of the Iberian Peninsula, this manuscript shows both close affinities to the Spanish model and fascinating deviations from it in terms of its script and style of illustrations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Series Page, Title Page
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  1. Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. 9-16
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  1. Editor’s Foreword
  2. pp. 17-18
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. 1. Visions of the End in Medieval Spain: Introductory Essay
  2. pp. 21-66
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  1. 2. The Census: A Complete Register of Illustrated Beatus Commentaries and Fragments
  2. pp. 67-148
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  1. 3. Introduction to the Geneva Beatus
  2. pp. 149-166
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  1. 4. Geneva Illustrations with Apocalyptic Storiae and Analysis of the Images
  2. pp. 167-268
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  1. Appendix: Geneva Beatus Codicological Construction
  2. pp. 269-272
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 273-284
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  1. Index of People
  2. p. 285
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  1. Index of Places
  2. pp. 286-287
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  1. Index of Subjects
  2. pp. 288-292
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048530014
Related ISBN
9789462980624
MARC Record
OCLC
1076648184
Pages
292
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-22
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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