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VISIONS OF THE END IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN: CATALOGUE OF ILLUSTRATED BEATUS COMMENTARIES ON THE APOCALYPSE AND STUDY OF THE GENEVA BEATUS. John Williams. Ed. by Therese Martin. Amsterdam University Press, 2017. Late Antique and Early Medieval Iberia. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 292 pp. with 170 ills. (112 col.). 27 x 21 cm. ISBN 9789462980624 In English.
Publisher's description: 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 Liebana. 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.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Spain — 300 A.D.-1400 — Manuscripts and Book Design
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 171134
Hardcover $186.00    

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