Ottonian Book Illumination: Books
This book brings to light an aesthetic passage of European history which has never before received full-scale treatment in English. It explains the origins and momentum of a magnificent movement of German art, and demonstrates how religion and political ideology were intertwined in Ottonian culture from about 950 to 1050. Besides dealing with the great imperial books (including the Gospel Book of Otto III and the Pericopes Book of Henry II), as well as other splendid liturgical manuscripts, the author writes with penetrating insight about the great art-loving bishops such as Egbert of Trier and Bernward of Hildesheim, whose aims and personalities are expressed in the books they commissioned. The most important art centers of the Ottonian Empire are also discussed in detail.
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The Manuscripts of Egbert of Trier
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Abbot altar angels apostles Archbishop artists Bamberg Apocalypse Bamberg manuscript Bernward Bernward of Hildesheim Bishop Bloch & Schnitzler Boeckler Book of Henry Book of Otto Byzantine Carolingian Cathedral Christ Church Codex Aureus Codex Egberti Col.Pl Cologne colour Corvey crowned Drogo Sacramentary early Cll Ecclesia Echternach Egbert of Trier Egbert Psalter Emperor evangelist figures Fulda Fulda Sacramentary gold Gospel Book Gottingen Gregory Master Hildesheim Hitda Codex Hoffmann Hrabanus Ibid iconographic illustrations initial Ivrea Kahsnitz Landesbibl liturgical Magdeburg Mainz mass miniatures monastery monks Moralia Munich Mutherich Nordenfalk ordo Otto III Otto III's Ottoman Ottonian art Pericopes Book picture Pope prayer Regensburg Reichenau Roman Rome Ruotger Saints Saints Kilian Sauerland Sauerland & Haseloff Saxon scenes Schramm script Sigebert Song of Songs St Gall St Gereon Stadtbibl Stuttgart Psalter style tenth tenth-century theol Thietmar titulus Trier Valenciennes Vita Willigis Wolfenbiittel