Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, MS Ashb. 415

Ashburnham Apocalypse Facsimile Edition

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The Ashburnham Apocalypse, a manuscript of the Christian biblical book of the Apocalypse with commentary, is a fascinating marriage of English, French, and Italian apocalyptic traditions at the height of Gothic Apocalypse production in Europe. Although the manuscript—made in France and Italy in the late thirteenth century and around 1331-1334—is incomplete, what survives speaks to the influence in the Italian commentary by millenarian theologian Joachim of Fiore. The fifty-two miniatures, however, were probably created by a French artist and are influenced by the English picture book Apocalypses of the mid-thirteenth century.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Ashburnham Apocalypse": Apocalisse Ashburnham facsimile edition, published by Imago, 2021

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Manuscript book description compiled by Britt Boler Hunter.
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Apocalisse Ashburnham

Castel Guelfo: Imago, 2021

  • Commentary (Italian)
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Ashburnham Apocalypse: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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