Book/Printed Material Four Gospels: The Evangeliary of Uta (Codex of Uta). Quattuor Evangelia

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Title

  • Four Gospels: The Evangeliary of Uta (Codex of Uta).

Other Title

  • Quattuor Evangelia

Summary

  • Illuminated for Abbess Uta of Niedermünster (1002-25), this Bavarian Gospel manuscript has been described by Georg Swarzenski as "perhaps the most important Western illuminated manuscript of its period." Its unique quality resides especially in the subtly articulated argument between the text and the accompanying miniatures. The text is drawn from such diverse sources as the Bible; the fields of theology, mathematics, and music; and the works of Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite, in the translation by Johannes Scotus Eriugena (circa 800-circa 877). The scholar Bernhard Bischoff attributed the work to the poet and scholar Hartwig, a monk of Saint Emmeram and contemporary of Abbess Uta. The casket for the lectionary was made from gold, enamel, and filigree work, and is contemporary with the codex. It displays a portrait of Christ in majesty and is stylistically related to the portal of Saint Emmeram in Ratisbon (present-day Regensburg), which dates to the middle of the 11th century. The manuscript belonged to the convent of Niedermünster in Ratisbon and came to Munich in 1811.

Names

  • Dionysius, the Areopagite, Saint, active 1st century Contributor.
  • Erigena, Johannes Scotus, circa 800-circa 877 Translator.
  • Hartwicus, Emmeramensis, active 11th century Attributed Name.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1000 to 1025]

Headings

  • -  Germany--Bavaria--Regensburg
  • -  1000 to 1025
  • -  Bible
  • -  Bible. New Testament
  • -  Codex
  • -  Illuminations
  • -  Lectionaries
  • -  Miniatures (Illuminations)

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB shelfmark: Clm 13601|This description of the work was written by Karl-Georg Pfändtner of the Bavarian State Library."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 119 leaves : parchment, illuminations.
  • -  Reference extracted from World Digital Library: Georg Swarzenski, Die Regensburger Buchmalerei des X. und XI. Jahrhunderts (Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1901).|Adam S. Cohen, The Uta Codex: Art, Philosophy, and Reform in Eleventh-Century Germany (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000).
  • -  Original resource at: Bavarian State Library.
  • -  Content in Latin.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Illuminated Manuscripts from Europe

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667996

Online Format

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Chicago citation style:

Dionysius, The Areopagite, Saint, Active 1St Century Contributor, Johannes Scotus Erigena, and Emmeramensis Hartwicus. Four Gospels: The Evangeliary of Uta Codex of Uta. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1025, 1000] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667996/.

APA citation style:

Dionysius, T. A., Erigena, J. S. & Hartwicus, E. (1000) Four Gospels: The Evangeliary of Uta Codex of Uta. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1025] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667996/.

MLA citation style:

Dionysius, The Areopagite, Saint, Active 1St Century Contributor, Johannes Scotus Erigena, and Emmeramensis Hartwicus. Four Gospels: The Evangeliary of Uta Codex of Uta. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1025, 1000] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667996/>.