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Author Reilly, Diane J.

Title The art of reform in eleventh-century Flanders : Gerard of Cambrai, Richard of Saint-Vanne and the Saint-Vaast Bible / by Diane J. Reilly
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 363 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Studies in the history of Christian traditions, 1573-5664 ; v. 128
Studies in the history of Christian traditions ; v. 128. 1573-5664
Contents List of Plates -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. The Saint-Vaast Bible and Medieval Arras -- 2. The Lectern Bible and Eleventh-Century Monastic Reform -- 3. Priestly Prophets -- 4. Kings, Princes and Politics -- 5. Lessons for a Queen -- 6. Continuity and Change in the Saint-Vaast Scriptorium -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Indices -- Plates and Figures
Summary This study is the first detailed exploration of the events and personalities that inspired the early eleventh-century Saint-Vaast Bible's highly innovative miniature program. Copied and illuminated in the venerable abbey of Saint-Vaast, Arras, the Bible broadcast the political and theological beliefs of Bishop Gerard of Cambrai and Abbot Richard of Saint-Vanne, who cooperated in the sometimes contentious reform of a series of abbeys throughout Flanders. While the miniature program defended royal and episcopal hegemony and highlighted the importance of cooperation between secular and ecclesiastical government, the layout of the Bible facilitated continuous reading during the monastic Office. Illustrated with 46 figures and 10 color plates, this book introduces one of the earliest and most important Romanesque Giant Bibles
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-349) and indexes
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SUBJECT Gerardus I. Cameracensis 975-1051 gnd
Richardus de Sancto Vitone 970-1046 gnd
Arras / Bibliothèque Municipale. swd
Saint-Vaast Bible.
Saint-Vaast Bible. fast (OCoLC)fst01403432
Bibel -- Handschrift -- Ms. 559 gnd
Bibel gnd
Subject Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Flanders
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Romanesque -- Flanders
Monasticism and religious orders -- Flanders -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500
DESIGN -- Graphic Arts -- Advertising.
Illumination of books and manuscripts.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Romanesque.
Monasticism and religious orders -- Middle Ages.
Illuminierte Handschrift
Geïllustreerde handschriften.
Saint-Vaast Bijbel.
Europe -- Flanders.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781435614932