This book follows the fortunes of one of the most valuable manuscripts to be preserved in the Czech Republic. In the library of the Prague Metropolitan Chapter, under the shelf mark Cim 2, there is to be found a lavishly illuminated evangeliary, which was produced towards the end of the Carolingian era, roughly in the late 870s. Until now no monograph had been devoted to this manuscript, and, although it is well known, it had remained on the margins of interest in the specialist literature. This book attempts to fill this gap. It reconsiders previous views and attempts to find answers to questions that are of fundamental importance in relation to the codex. In particular, a fresh look is taken at the enigmatic question of the origin of the manuscript, on which a number of illuminators worked, coming from various schools: Franco-Saxon ornamentalists, figure painters who perhaps came from Rheims, and scribes from Corvey in Saxony. The remarkable iconography with scenes of the calling of the apostles at last also receives a comprehensive analysis.
First edition, in Czech with English summary, 375 pages, colour illlustrations, Prague 2017
+420 221 183 507
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