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Millstatt Genesis and Physiologus Facsimile Edition

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The Millstätter Genesis- und Physiologus-Handschrift is the well-known Carinthian manuscript in Middle High German. It is the earliest example of a richly illustrated codex in German. The codex is of literary and philological interest for its early Middle High German texts, including most importantly Genesis, Exodus, Physiologus, Vom Rechte, and Die Hochzeit. The illustrations have received art historical attention for preserving a pictorial recension of Genesis, occurring most importantly in Cotton Genesis fragments in British Museum, in a mosaic cupola at St. Mark’s in Venice, and in the Genesis frontispieces of the Carolingian bibles created at Tours. Studies of these works have dealt principally with the Creation series; this publication greatly facilitates research on the full Genesis cycle, as well as the treatment of the Physiologus text and illustrations in relation to the Latin and Greek texts that gave rise to the 12th-century bestiary manuscripts, the iconography of which recurs here.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Millstatt Genesis and Physiologus": Die Millstätter Genesis- und Physiologus-Handschrift facsimile edition, published by Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA), 1967

Die Millstätter Genesis- und Physiologus-Handschrift

Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA), 1967

  • Commentary (German) by Kracher, A.
  • This facsimile is complete (full-size color reproduction of the whole original document).

Monochrome facsimile volume, not a full study but a paperbound description and good summary of literature on the manuscript, with full bibliography and eight color plates. Complete edition for studies of the 334 pp. (167 fol.) in original size 200 x 130 mm. All the pages cut to conform with the original. Commentary volume: Introduction and codicological description by A. Kracher, Graz. 52 pp. text and 8 facsimiles in colour. Codex and commentary volume in a slip case.



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