Book Series Tributes, vol. 1

Tributes to Jonathan J.G. Alexander

The Making and Meaning of Illuminated Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts, Art & Architecture

Susan L'Engle, Gerald B. Guest (eds)

  • Pages: 532 p.
  • Size:210 x 275 mm
  • Illustrations:244 b/w
  • Language(s):English, French, Italian
  • Publication Year:2006

  • ISBN: 978-1-872501-47-5
  • Hardback
  • Available


"The volume provides a useful snapshot of the methodological expansion to which Jonathan Alexander has given a personal boost, as well as substantial papers that will continue to provide important reference material in the future. It should take its place alongside those major exhibition and library catalogues that complete the bibliography of Alexander's own writings." (R. Gibbs in The Burlington Magazine, CL, January 2008, p. 37-38)

"C'est un fort bel objet que ce volume, (...): mise en page impeccable, abondantes illustrations reproduisant dessins, gravures, mais surtout des enluminures et des folios manuscrits." (S. Menegaldo dans Cahiers de Recherches Médiévales, 14, 2007)


Part One: Artists and Scribes Lilian Armstrong, A North Italian Drawing of Hercules and Antaeus in a German Incunable : Marco Zoppo(?) and Drawings in Renaissance Books ; Benjamin David, Sites of Confluence: The Master of the Yates Thompson Divine Comedy ; Albinia C. de la Mare with Xavier van Binnebeke, A List of Books from the Florentine Braccio Martelli ; Susan L'Engle, Outside the Canon: Graphic and Pictorial Digressions by Artists and Scribes ; Lawrence Nees, The Jonathan Gospels (Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana, Cod. Pal. lat. 46) ; Kathleen L. Scott, The Decorated Letters of Two Cotton Manuscripts ; Federica Toniolo and Gennaro Toscano, Per l'attività giovanile di Girolamo da Cremona                              


Part Two:  Methods of Work and Production François Avril, Les copies à répétition. A propos de la circulation et de la dissiménation des modèles ; Bezalel Narkiss, Scribes and Artists of the Ashburnham Pentateuch ; Margot McIlwain Nishimura, The Grey Gospels : A Frankish Curiosity in Cape Town ; Myra Dickman Orth, The English Great Bible of 1539 and the French Connection ; Jane Rosenthal and Patrick McGurk, Author, Symbol and Word: The Inspired Evangelists in Judith of Flanders's Anglo-Saxon Gospelbooks ; Marina Vidas, Norway's French Connection: The Intended Reader and Subsequent Owners of the Christina Psalter


Part Three:  Marginalia Madeline H. Caviness, Unnatural Spectacles, Aristotelian Precepts and the Construction of Gender around 1300 ; Ruth Mellinkoff, Break a Leg ! ; Lilian M.C. Randall, Frontal Heads in the Borders of Parisian and South Netherlandish Books of Hours, ca. 1415-60 ; Lucy Freeman Sandler, Bared: The Writing Bear in the British Library Bohun Psalter

Part Four: Text and Image

Walter Cahn, An Illuminated Manuscript of Caesarius of Heisterbach's Dialogus miraculorum ; C. M. Kauffmann, The Iconography of the Judgement of Solomon in the Middle Ages ; Giordana Mariana Canova, L'antico nella miniatura padovana del Rinascimento: Un Plutarco alla Stiftsbibliothek di Linköping ; Nigel Morgan, Pictured Sermons in Thirteenth-Century England ; Nancy Freeman Regalado, Picturing the Story of Chivalry in Jacques Bretel's Tournoi de Chauvency (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 308) ; Kathryn A. Smith, Accident, Play and Invention: Three Infancy Miracles in the Holkham Bible Picture Book ; Alison Stones, The ‘Terrier de l'Évêque’ and Some Reflections of Daily Life in the Second Half of the Thirteenth Century


Part Five: Cultural Context Paul Binski, John the Smith’s Grave ; Martha Easton, The Wound of Christ, the Mouth of Hell: Appropriations and Inversions of Female Anatomy in the Later Middle Ages ; Désirée Koslin, Under the Influence: Copying the Revelationes of St. Birgitta of Sweden ; Mary and Richard Rouse, A Cat Can Look at a King: an Illustrated Episode in the Grandes Chroniques ; Evelyn Birge Vitz, Liturgical versus Biblical Citation in Medieval Vernacular Literature ; William M. Voelkle, Liberale da Verona's North Wind Unraveled


Part Six: Afterlives - Receptions Janet Backhouse, The Case of Queen Melisende's Psalter: An Historical Investigation; Paul Crossley, Anglia Perdita. English Medieval Architecture and Neo-Romanticism ; Karen Eileen Overbey, Locating the Book: The Domnach Airgid Shrine in Medieval Ireland ; Roger S. Wieck, Papal Fragments at Rosenbach

Bibliography of J.J.G. Alexander – Indexes – Photographic Credits