The Jaharis Gospel Lectionary: The Story of a Byzantine Book

The Jaharis Gospel Lectionary The Story of a Byzantine Book Until the Jaharis Lectionary was a hidden treasure an illuminated Byzantine manuscript that was almost entirely unknown even to scholars Superbly preserved it is arguably the most important Byz

  • Title: The Jaharis Gospel Lectionary: The Story of a Byzantine Book
  • Author: John Lowden
  • ISBN: 9780300148992
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Until 2008 the Jaharis Lectionary was a hidden treasure an illuminated Byzantine manuscript that was almost entirely unknown, even to scholars Superbly preserved, it is arguably the most important Byzantine work to come to the Metropolitan Museum s renowned collection since the 1917 gifts of J Pierpont Morgan It represents the apogee of Constantinopolitan craftsmanshiUntil 2008 the Jaharis Lectionary was a hidden treasure an illuminated Byzantine manuscript that was almost entirely unknown, even to scholars Superbly preserved, it is arguably the most important Byzantine work to come to the Metropolitan Museum s renowned collection since the 1917 gifts of J Pierpont Morgan It represents the apogee of Constantinopolitan craftsmanship around the year 1100.In this important study, John Lowden, a leading expert on Byzantine manuscripts, discusses his discoveries about this extraordinary manuscript within the broader context of Byzantine book illumination He traces the book s history from its acquisition to its production in Constantinople By detailed analysis and comparison, the author shows how the manuscript was made for use in the patriarchal church of Hagia Sophia.

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    1. John Lowden

      After studying English as an undergraduate at Cambridge, John Lowden took the MA 1977 and PhD 1980 at The Courtauld He had a temporary appointment in art history at St Andrews, before joining the academic staff of The Courtauld in 1982 He is active nationally and internationally as a member of scientific committees Anjou Bible Leuven , advisory boards chair, Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts, British Library , and as a supervisor of doctoral research As director of the Research Centre for Illuminated Manuscripts he seeks to facilitate and forward research in relevant areas He is convenor of the Leuven Lille London study group, which has met annually since 1999 The Making of the Bibles Moralis es, was awarded the 2002 Gruendler Prize for the best book in medieval studies His Early Christian and Byzantine Art now in its sixth impression has been translated into French, Greek, Japanese and Korean He has been a British Academy Leverhulme Senior Research Fellow 1992 93 , and he gave the Grinfield Lectures in the University of Oxford 1996 98 He is currently co investigator with Dr Scot McKendrick British Library on the AHRC funded ROYAL project 2008 2011 , and director of the privately funded Gothic Ivories Project at The Courtauld 2008 2011 He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, and Perspective La revue de l INHA He was elected member of the Academia Europaea in 2006.

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