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SKIES OF PARCHMENT, SEAS OF INK: JEWISH ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS. Ed. by Marc Michael Epstein. Princeton University Press, 2015. 276 pp. with 292 ills. (281 col.). 29 x 23 cm. LC 2014-28843 ISBN 9780691165240 In English.
Publisher's description: The love of books in the Jewish tradition extends back over many centuries, and the ways of interpreting those books are as myriad as the traditions themselves. Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink offers the first full survey of Jewish illuminated manuscripts, ranging from their origins in the Middle Ages to the present day. Featuring some of the most beautiful examples of Jewish art of all time--including hand-illustrated versions of the Bible, the Haggadah, the prayer book, marriage documents, and other beloved Jewish texts--the book introduces readers to the history of these manuscripts and their interpretation... Featured manuscripts were commissioned by Jews and produced by Jews and non-Jews over many centuries, and represent Eastern and Western perspectives and the views of both pietistic and liberal communities across the Diaspora, including Europe, Israel, the Middle East, and Africa. Magnificently illustrated with pages from hundreds of manuscripts, many previously unpublished or rarely seen, Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink offers surprising new perspectives on Jewish life, presenting the books of the People of the Book as never before.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 300 A.D.-1400 — Manuscripts and Book Design
Plans: 71,54
Worldwide Number: 165451
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