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Jewish book art between Islam and Christianity [electronic resource] : the decoration of Hebrew bibles in medieval Spain / by Katrin Kogman-Appel ; translated by Judith Davidson.

By: Kogman-Appel, Katrin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Medieval and early modern Iberian world: v. 19.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 245 p.) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 142371248X (electronic bk.); 9781423712480 (electronic bk.); 9047402960; 9789047402961.Uniform titles: Omanut Yehudit ben Islam le-Natsrut. English Subject(s): Bible. O.T. -- Illustrations | Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts -- Spain | Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- Spain | ART -- Techniques -- Calligraphy | Humaniora KunstGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Jewish book art between Islam and Christianity.DDC classification: 745.6/74924/0946 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; List of Illustrations; List of Maps and Diagrams; Introduction; Chapter One: Acculturation, Assimilation, and Convivencia: The Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages; Chapter Two: The Artistic Environment of Illuminated Sephardic Bibles; Chapter Three: The Castilian Workshops of the Thirteenth Century; Chapter Four: Joshua ibn Gaon and Joseph Hatsarfati; Chapter Five: The Catalan Workshops of the Fourteenth Century; Chapter Six: Cultural Transition and the Art of the Hebrew Book; Chapter Seven: Castilian Schools of the Fifteenth Century; Conclusion; Bibliography.
Summary: 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 artist.
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Originally published in Hebrew in 2001. With revisions and additions.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-234) and indexes.

Preface; List of Illustrations; List of Maps and Diagrams; Introduction; Chapter One: Acculturation, Assimilation, and Convivencia: The Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages; Chapter Two: The Artistic Environment of Illuminated Sephardic Bibles; Chapter Three: The Castilian Workshops of the Thirteenth Century; Chapter Four: Joshua ibn Gaon and Joseph Hatsarfati; Chapter Five: The Catalan Workshops of the Fourteenth Century; Chapter Six: Cultural Transition and the Art of the Hebrew Book; Chapter Seven: Castilian Schools of the Fifteenth Century; Conclusion; Bibliography.

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 artist.

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Jewish book art between Islam and Christianity by Kogman-Appel, Katrin. ©2004
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