The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,272,009 members ⚫ 1,419,367 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Jewish book art between Islam and Christianity

The decoration of Hebrew bibles in medieval Spain

Jewish book art between Islam and Christianity by K. Kogman-Appel
Buy this eBook
US$ 204.00
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
This book discusses the decoration types of Sephardic illuminated Bibles. Unlike illuminated Passover manuscripts from the same period with their rich figurative and narrative picture cycles, Bibles are almost exclusively aniconic. Whereas the former borrow heavily from Christian art, the Bibles are entirely indebted to Islamic culture. The volume elaborates in particular on the cultural history of the decorative motifs and types of ornamentation in an era of cultural transition in Iberia and culture struggle within Spanish Jewry. The first two chapters describe the cultural, social and artistic background in which the Bibles were produced, whereas the other chapters describe the works of the different schools and discuss them within different cultural, historical and social contexts.
BRILL; January 2004
398 pages; ISBN 9789047402961
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: Jewish book art between Islam and Christianity
Author: K. Kogman-Appel