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The Douce Apocalypse: Picturing the End of the World in the Middle Ages (Treasures from the Bodleian Library)

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One of the finest of all medieval apocalypse manuscripts, the Douce Apocalypse was part of a series of illuminated texts that brought St. Johnand#8217;s apocalyptic visions to life.and#160;

Now the manuscriptand#8212;created sometime between 1250 and 1275and#8212;reaches an entirely new audience at the hands of noted scholar Nigel Morgan. The Douce Apocalypse explores the manuscriptand#8217;s royal patronage, looks at its fascinating imagery, and examines its significance in light of contemporary prophecy. The commentary is accompanied by lush, full-color illustrations.

As Morgan relates, the Douce Apocalypse is especially enlightening because of its unfinished nature. A few of its images remain incompleteand#8212;and such absences give insight into the artistand#8217;s painstaking techniques of drawing, gilding, and painting. The second volume in the Treasures from the Bodleian Library series, The Douce Apocalypse will convey both the beauty of the original and the enduring fascination of its contents.

About the Author

Nigel Morgan was, until his recent retirement, professor of medieval art history at the University of Oslo. He is author of the two-volume set Early Gothic Manuscripts 1190and#8211;1285 and contributing author to monographs on the Lambeth, Gulbenkian, and Trinity Apocalypses.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Patron and Date of Production

The Illustrated Apocalypse in Thirteenth-Century England

Style of the Artists

Techniques of Illumination

Brief Description of the Manuscript

The Apocalypse Pictures

List of Illustrations

Further Reading

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9781851243600
Author:
Morgan, Nigel
Publisher:
Bodleian Library
Author:
Morgan, Professor Nigel
Author:
Morgan, Nigel J.
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Eschatology
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - History
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Religious
Subject:
REL067060
Subject:
Christian Theology - History
Subject:
Christian Theology - Eschatology
Subject:
Christianity-History of Theology
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Bodleian Library - Treasures from the Bodleian Library
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrated in color throughout
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
10.5 x 7.5 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance
Religion » Christianity » Eschatology
Religion » Christianity » History

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