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A Companion to Byzantine Illustrated Manuscripts

edited by Vasiliki Tsamakda
Format
Book
Published
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
Language
English
Series
Brill's Companions to the Byzantine World
ISBN
9789004343184, 9004343180
Summary
This volume offers an overview of Byzantine manuscript illustration, a central branch of Byzantine art and culture. Just like written texts, illustrations bear witness to Byzantine material culture, imperial ideology and religious beliefs, as well as to the development and spread of Byzantine art. In this sense illustrated books reflect the society that produced and used them. Being portable, they could serve as diplomatic gifts or could be acquired by foreigners. In such cases they became "emissaries" of Byzantine art and culture in Western Europe and the Arabic world. The volume provides for the first time a comprehensive overview of the material, divided by text categories, including both secular and religious manuscripts, and analyses which texts were illustrated in Byzantium, and how.
Contents
  • The Use and Function of Illustrated Books in Byzantine Society / Jean-Michel Spieser
  • The Study of Byzantine Illustrated Manuscripts since Kurt Weitzmann : Art Historical Methods and Approaches / Ioli Kalavrezou and Courtney Tomaselli
  • Codicology and Palaeography / Sofia Kotzabassi
  • Scientific, Medical and Technical Manuscripts / Stavros Lazaris
  • Historical Writings / Vasiliki Tsamakda
  • Homeric Epics / Maria Laura Tomea Gavazzoli
  • Barlaam and Ioasaph / Marina Toumpouri
  • The Alexander Romance / Nicolette S. Trahoulia
  • The Vatican Epithalamion / Cecily Hennessy
  • The Complete Bible / Elisabeth Yota
  • The Book of Genesis / Markos Giannoulis
  • The Joshua Roll / Vasiliki Tsamakda
  • The Octateuch / Mika Takiguchi
  • The Vatican Book of Kings (*Vat. gr. 333) / Ioli Kalavrezou
  • The Book of Job / Justine M. Andrews
  • The Prophet Book / Mika Takiguchi
  • New Testament Imagery / Annemarie Weyl Carr
  • Illustrated Byzantine Gospel Books / Kathleen Maxwell
  • The Lectionary / Elisabeth Yota
  • Psalters and Books of Hours (Horologia) / Georgi R. Parpulov
  • Liturgical Scrolls / Vasileios Marinis
  • Synaxaria and Menologia / Nancy P. Ševčenko
  • The Akathistos Hymn / Elina Dobrynina
  • The Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus / Leslie Brubaker
  • The Homilies of John Chrysostom / Vasiliki Tsamakda
  • The Homilies of Iakovos of the Kokkinobaphou Monastery / Kallirroe Linardou
  • The Christian Topography of Kosmas Indikopleustes / Maja Kominko
  • The Heavenly Ladder / Maria Evangelatou
  • Sacra Parallela (*Par. gr. 923) / Maria Evangelatou
  • The Dogmatic Panoply / Georgi R. Parpulov.
Description
xxi, 520 pages,100 unnumbered pages of plates : 158 illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series Statement
Brill's companions to the Byzantine world ; volume 2
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