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Jewish Book Art Between Islam and Christianity: The Decoration of Hebrew Bibles in Medieval Spain

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This book discusses the decoration types of Sephardic illuminated Bibles in their broader historical, and social context in an era of cultural transition in Iberia and culture struggle within Spanish Jewry.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface .. ix List of Illustrations .. xiii List of Maps and Diagrams .. xxv Introduction .. 1 Chapter One Acculturation, Assimilation, and Convivencia: The Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages .. 10 Islam and Christianity .. 10 The Population of Al-Andalus .. 15 Minorities in the Christian Lands .. 16 The Mudejar Communities .. 17 The Jewish Communities .. 19 Cultural Exchange .. 20 Chapter Two The Artistic Environment of Illuminated Sephardic Bibles .. 34 Manuscripts of the Qur"an .. 34 Hebrew Manuscripts from the Middle East .. 38 Christian Art in Spain .. 50 The Art of the Mudejares .. 54 Chapter Three The Castilian Workshops of the Thirteenth Century .. 57 The Earliest Illuminated Bible .. 57 From the Marseilles Bible to the Damascus Keter .. 61 The Parma Bible .. 68 Joseph ben Judah ibn Merwas .. 88 Echoes of Christian Art .. 92 Chapter Four Joshua ibn Gaon and Joseph Hatsarfati .. 98 Chapter Five The Catalan Workshops of the Fourteenth Century .. 131 The Perpignan Bible and its Relatives .. 131 Bibles from Barcelona and its Environs .. 141 The Foa and Farhi Bibles and the Renewal of Islamic Motifs .. 150 The King's Bible .. 154 The Saragossa Bible .. 155 A Closer Look at the Temple Depictions .. 156 Decoration of the Masorah Magna .. 168 Chapter Six Cultural Transition and the Art of the Hebrew Book .. 171 Islamic Culture, Aniconism, and the Sephardic Bibles .. 173 Christian Art, Pictorial Narrative, and the Sephardic Haggadot .. 181 The Cultural Climate within Late Medieval Sephardic Jewry .. 185 Joshua ibn Gaon and Joseph Hatsarfati .. 199 Maimonides' Texts Decorated .. 200 Chapter Seven Castilian Schools of the Fifteenth Century .. 203 Micrographic Decoration in New Castile .. 204 The First Kennicott Bible .. 212 French and Italian Influences .. 215 Conclusion .. 220 Bibliography .. 225 General Index .. 235 Index of Manuscripts .. 242

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Katrin Kogman-Appel, Ph.D. (1994) in Art History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem teaches Medieval Jewish and Christian Art at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev at Beer Sheva. She has published on various aspects of Hebrew illuminated mansucripts in Spain and Central Europe.
EAN: 9789004137899
ISBN: 9004137890
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BRILL ACADEMIC PUB
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2004
Seitenanzahl: 374 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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