The Garima Gospels: Early Illuminated Gospel Books from Ethiopia Hardback

Early Illuminated Gospel Books from Ethiopia

by Francis Watson; Judith S. McKenzie;


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The Garima Gospels: Early Illuminated Gospel Books from Ethiopia

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The three Garima Gospels are the earliest surviving Ethiopian gospel books. They provide glimpses of lost late antique luxury gospel books and art of the fifth to seventh centuries, from the Aksumite kingdom of Ethiopia. This book reproduces all of the Garima illuminated pages for the first time, and presents extensive comparative material. It will be an essential resource for those studying late antique art and history, Ethiopia, eastern Christianity, New Testament textual criticism, and illuminated books. 316 colour illustrations. Like most gospel manuscripts, the Garima Gospels contain ornately decorated canon tables which function as concordances of the different versions of the same material in the gospels. Analysis of these tables of numbered parallel passages, devised by Eusebius of Caesarea, contributes significantly to our understanding of the early development of the canonical four gospel collection. The origins and meanings of the decorated frames, portraits of the evangelists, Alexandrian circular pavilion, and the unique image of the Jerusalem Temple are explored.

The Garima Gospels: Early Illuminated Gospel Books from Ethiopia by Francis Watson; Judith S. McKenzie was published by Manar Al-Athar in September 2016. The ISBN for The Garima Gospels: Early Illuminated Gospel Books from Ethiopia is 9780995494602.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherManar Al-Athar (September 2016)
Weight1350g
Number of Pages336
Thickness23 mm
Height280 mm
Width215 mm
ISBN9780995494602
ISBN-100995494606
Product Code4533403
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