The Stammheim Missal

Title

The Stammheim Missal

Department

Medieval Studies

Document Type

Book

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Description

The Stammheim Missal is one of the most visually dazzling and theologically ambitious works of German Romanesque art. Containing the text recited by the priest and the chants sung by the choir at mass, the manuscript was produced in Lower Saxony around 1160 at Saint Michael's Abbey at Hildesheim, a celebrated abbey in medieval Germany. This informative volume features color illustrations of all the manuscript's major decorations. The author surveys the manuscript, its illuminations, and the circumstances surrounding its creation, then explores the tradition of the illumination of mass books and the representation of Jewish scriptures in Christian art. Teviotdale then considers the iconography of the manuscript's illuminations, identifies and translates many of its numerous Latin inscriptions, and finally considers the missal and its visually sophisticated and religiously complex miniatures as a whole.

ISBN

089236615X

Publication Date

4-28-2001

Publisher

Getty Museum Publications

City

Los Angeles

Disciplines

Medieval History

Citation for published book

Teviotdale, E., & J. Paul Getty Museum. (2001). The Stammheim missal / Elizabeth C. Teviotdale. (Getty Museum studies on art).

The Stammheim Missal

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44969499

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