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Marvellous to Behold: Miracles in Medieval Manuscripts (Book)

Aunt Spiker

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Oct 20, 2009
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I'm actually reading This book. it's quite fascinating.

It's subject is artwork and ancient religious texts from Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It examines art styles and cultural influences in religious art and contrasts the stories, parables and holy scriptures that accompany them, etc.

It's quite complex but absolutely fascinating. In the artwork and handwriting styles through the centuries you can see the multi-cultural influences and cross-over religious symbolism and traits. And as the author travels through different eras you can see overall improvements in the quality and skill of painting and use of other mediums. It's just an astounding book that touches on a little bit of everything related to art, history and religion. Definitely a must-read.

I picked it up last year while mid my World-Literature class. We were discussing world religions and how their writings affected literature and so on and I thought it might be interesting. For some reason I decided to start reading it, I wish I started reading it sooner.

*edit - I just noticed I put this in the religious-debates section and it should be in the book nook!*
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