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The Trier Apokalypse
Price: € 98,00   Standing order price: € 85,00
Date: 2001     ISBN: 978-3-201-01762-6

City Library Trier, Codex 31.
Date of origin of the codex: ca. 800 Northern France
Graz 2001, 150 page reproduction
84 page commentary by P.K. Klein, R. Laufner and G. Franz, 15.9 x 19.5cm.

During the passing of the first century (a.d.) in a time of intense pursuit against the increasing development of the church, a text arises, which today still captures the reader and lifts him to new heights of understanding. The author John, was an important prophetic personality in Asia Minor and lived during this time in exile on the island of Patmos. In his Apocalypse he describes the dramatic series of events of destruction and the new becoming of the world. From preserved apocalyptic images of Carolingian times, it can be presumed that this codex was developed in a northerly French scriptorium in Trier, undoubtedly one of the most meaningful writings and containing the oldest and at the same time most extensive series of pictures from the Book of Revelations.

74 full page miniatures illustrate the individual sequence of texts. Even more so today as in the first millennium after its emergence, these vivid images capture the viewer personally by using a practical reduction of fundamental events translated and articulated into gestural and mimic expression.

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