Session Title

Apocalypse New! The Genevan Beatus Manuscript

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Society for Beneventan Studies

Organizer Name

Andrew J. M. Irving

Organizer Affiliation

Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Presider Name

Andrew J. M. Irving

Paper Title 1

Apocalypse New: The Geneva Illustrated Beatus in Beneventan Script in Its South Italian Context

Presenter 1 Name

Roger E. Reynolds

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies/St. Michael's College, Univ. of Toronto

Paper Title 2

The Geneva Beatus: An Idiosyncratic but Informative Copy

Presenter 2 Name

John Williams

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Pittsburgh

Paper Title 3

The Making of the Geneva Beatus Replica

Presenter 3 Name

Joan José García

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Siloé, Arte y Bibliofilia

Start Date

10-5-2013 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1125

Description

When the manuscript , Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. lat. 357, the subject of this session of papers, came to public attention in 2007 it caused a sensation. The manuscript is a hitherto unknown illustrated copy of the Commentary on the Apocalypse by the eighth-century monk, Beatus of Liebana, of which there survive only twenty-seven copies. Moreover, it the most complete manuscript in the Beneventan script of southern Italy and Dalmatia to have been discovered in several decades. The papers in this session will explore the particular significance of this remarkable manuscript in terms of textual transmission of the Commentary and of the palaeographical peculiarities of the manuscript. They will seek to identify the manuscript's idiosyncratic place within the will-known illuminative tradition of the Beatus Commentary. The session will conclude with an informative paper on the production method of the newly released facsimile of the manuscript.

Andrew J. M. Irving, Ph.D.
Organizer

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May 10th, 3:30 PM

Apocalypse New! The Genevan Beatus Manuscript

Schneider 1125

When the manuscript , Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. lat. 357, the subject of this session of papers, came to public attention in 2007 it caused a sensation. The manuscript is a hitherto unknown illustrated copy of the Commentary on the Apocalypse by the eighth-century monk, Beatus of Liebana, of which there survive only twenty-seven copies. Moreover, it the most complete manuscript in the Beneventan script of southern Italy and Dalmatia to have been discovered in several decades. The papers in this session will explore the particular significance of this remarkable manuscript in terms of textual transmission of the Commentary and of the palaeographical peculiarities of the manuscript. They will seek to identify the manuscript's idiosyncratic place within the will-known illuminative tradition of the Beatus Commentary. The session will conclude with an informative paper on the production method of the newly released facsimile of the manuscript.

Andrew J. M. Irving, Ph.D.
Organizer