Klangenfurt, Kärntner Landesarchiv, MS 6/19

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

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Die Millstätter Genesis- und Physiologus-Handschrift

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

  • Commentary (German) by Kracher, Alfred
  • This is a partial facsimile of the original document, Millstatt Genesis and Physiologus: the facsimile might represent only a part, or doesn't attempt to replicate the format, or doesn't imitate the look-and-feel of the original document.

The facsimile (black and white) is the complete reproduction of the whole original document in its original size (200 x 130 mm). The commentary volume includes a good summary of literature on the manuscript, with full bibliography as well as an introduction and codicological description by A. Kracher, Graz. 52 pp. text and 8 facsimiles in color.

Both facsimile and commentary volume come in a slipcase.



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