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Title: Pre-schism Illuminated Gospel Books
Post by: ROCORWRVUK on April 05, 2013, 10:29:00 AM
Not sure if anyone has seen these before but we have posted links to archived images of pre-schism illuminated Gospel books from Germany, Switzerland and France on our news page: http://westernriteorthodox.weebly.com/news.html (http://westernriteorthodox.weebly.com/news.html)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Pre-schism Illuminated Gospel Books
Post by: livefreeordie on April 05, 2013, 10:36:13 AM
Awesome, thank you!
Title: Re: Pre-schism Illuminated Gospel Books
Post by: Christopher McAvoy on April 09, 2013, 12:32:52 AM
The Psalter of Frederick II is outstanding.

I'd like a facsimile of that in colour to use !

It is another excellent example of how much unity in iconography existed between East and West in the 12th century.

I'll never forget a roman catholic priest telling me that "we don't use images like that here in the west, that's very byzantine".
(Showing me his icon bought on pilgrimage to jerusalem)
I admit there's a degree of truth to this, but historically the differences are very subtle.

(http://www.artelista.com/prints/scala/big/7/2/9/0018162m.jpg)

If that's not unity, what is?