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Illuminating in Micrography: The Catalan Micrography Mahzor-MS Heb 8°6527 in the National Library of Israel (Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World #51) (Hardcover)

Illuminating in Micrography: The Catalan Micrography Mahzor-MS Heb 8°6527 in the National Library of Israel (Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World #51) By Dalia-Ruth Halperin Cover Image
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In Illuminating in Micrography, Dalia-Ruth Halperin analyzes the Catalan Micrography Maḥzor, a fourteenth-century Barcelonan manuscript in Israel's National Library. Decorated with micrography, the Jewish scribal art typical of Bible manuscripts, this maḥzor, which includes a rich full-page panel micrography cycle, is unique.
Along with the codicological and paleographical analysis, essential for understanding the scribe's thought and working processes, the author's meticulous reading of the micrography text reveals the scribe's textual editing and manipulations. Decoding his writing flow and sequences revealed a close association between the penned text and the images formed, which reflect a Jewish theosophical-theurgical cycle. Evidence of the scribe's association with the renowned Bassa atelier enhances our knowledge of the cultural, economic, and ethnic realities of the time.

About the Author


Dalia-Ruth Halperin, Ph.D. (2008), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has published articles on the unique Jewish art of micrography, on the complex ties between the penned texts and the images formed, and on the eschatological and kabbalistic content of such images.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789004244436
ISBN-10: 9004244433
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: June 21st, 2013
Pages: 724
Language: English
Series: Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World