Visions of the End in Medieval Spain
Visions of the End in Medieval Spain
Catalogue of Illustrated Beatus Commentaries on the Apocalypse and Study of the Geneva Beatus
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Editor's Foreword Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Chapter 1 Visions of the End In Medieval Spain: Introductory Essay Chapter 2 The Census: A Complete Register of Illustrated Beatus Commentaries and Fragments Chapter 3 Introduction to the Geneva Beatus Chapter 4 Geneva Illustrations with Apocalyptic Storiae and Analyses of the Images Appendix Geneva Beatus Codicological Construction Bibliography Index

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"Williams' latest book will become a landmark where Western apocalyptic tradition is concerned, as well as a reference monograph for specialists in medieval art, manuscript studies, book illumination, and medieval Iberia and Spanish history." - Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Volume 42, Issue 2, Alicia Miguélez Cavero, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

John Williams, Therese Martin

Visions of the End in Medieval Spain

Catalogue of Illustrated Beatus Commentaries on the Apocalypse and Study of the Geneva Beatus

This is the first study to bring together all twenty-nine extant copies of the medieval Commentary on the Apocalypse, which was originally written by Spanish monk Beatus of Liébana. John Williams, a renowned expert on the Commentary, shares a lifetime of study and offers new insights on these strikingly illustrated manuscripts. As he shows, the Commentary responded to differing monastic needs within the shifting context of the Middle Ages. Of special interest is a discussion of the recently discovered Geneva copy: one of only three commentaries to be written outside of the Iberian Peninsula, this manuscript shows both close affinities to the Spanish model and fascinating deviations from it in terms of its script and style of illustrations.

John Williams

John Williams (1928-2015) was distinguished professor emeritus of the history of art and architecture at the University of Pittsburgh.

Therese Martin

Therese Martin is a tenured scholar at the CCHS-Instituto de Historia in Madrid, currently conducting research on "Reassessing the Roles of Women as 'Makers' of Medieval Art and Architecture" with funding from the European Research Council.