Completed circa 1474, Sebastien Mamerot s lavishly illustrated manuscript is the only contemporary document to capture four centuries of French crusades, when successive kings tried to capture the Holy Land. Jean Colombe, the medieval illuminator best known for his work on the Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, is the principal artist of its 66 exquisite miniatures.
Mamerot s manuscript was dedicated to his patron Louis de Laval, governor of Champagne, whose inspiration was the Christian equivalent of extremist jihad a xenophobic holy war with its origins in a Papal appeal by Urban II. Les Passages d'Outremer (The Expeditions to Outremer) comprises 277 parchment folios, illustrated by Colombe and the finest caligraphers of the medieval era, and now resides in the French national library.
This unique manuscript is the source of TASCHEN s facsimile reprint, which is accurate down to the color of the medieval gold ink. Our lavish two-volume hardcover edition, presented in its own slipcase consisting of a facsimile volume and a commentary volume containing a comprehensive translation of the manuscript text and explanations of Jean Colombe s miniatures is a rich testament to this long, glorious and bloody period of history. Battles, funerals, religious ceremonies, coronations, and royal processions, in a series of illuminations tracing centuries of merciless war, helps explain how we got where we are today.
The copy belongs to the Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris,
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Thierry Delcourt earned a doctorate in literary studies and was the former head of the Bibliotheque municipale of Troyes (now the Mediatheque de l'Agglomeration troyenne). He has been director of the Department of Manuscripts at the Bibliotheque nationale de France since 2006 and is the curator of the exhibition La legende du roi Arthur, BnF, October 2009. His books include Les croisades, la plus grande aventure du Moyen age, and La litterature arthurienne.
Fabrice Masanes is an art historian and art critic, with a doctorate in art history from the Sorbonne. A specialist in painting, he teaches on 19th-century art in Paris, and the history of medieval Paris at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The author of TASCHEN's Courbet, he has written extensively on literature and the visual arts.
Danielle Queruel is Professor of Medieval Literature at the Universie de Reims Champagne-Ardenne. She holds a doctorate in late medieval Burgundian romance literature, has studied prosification and crusade literature, and has published widely, including editions of Le roman de Tristan en prose, and Le Livre du devisement du monde de Marco Polo.
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Descripción Taschen Verlag, Koeln, 2009. Couverture rigide. Estado de conservación: Neuf. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Neuf. Edition originale. A Chronicle of the Crusaders.Les Passages d'Outremer - The Expeditions to Outremer - Facsimile of the Manuscript of 1474 illuminated by Jean Colombe pages 286 + commentary edited by Thierry Delcourt & Danielle Quérel Fabrice Masanès pages 236 ills. Language :text in english. Nº de ref. de la librería 004969
Descripción TASCHEN America Llc, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 383650555X. Nº de ref. de la librería 57.MONSE9783836505550
Descripción Taschen America Llc, Koln, Germany, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: new. First edition. ISBN:383650555X . [Folio] 2 Volumes. 816p. Volume #1 is the 580 page facsimile volume in French with 277 parchment folios illustrated by Jean Colombe's 66 exquisiteds miniatures and the finest caligraphers of the medieval era. A faultless facsimile of the original edition circa 1474 now residing in The French National Library, accurate to the color of the medieval gold heightening. Volume #2 is a 236p. commentary volume in English with the complete translation of the manuscript text and explanations of the Columbe miniatures. New in Slipcase in Publisher Shrinkwrap. SHRINKWRAPPED, SECURELY PACKAGED, FULLY INSURED, SHIPPED WORLDWIDE. Nº de ref. de la librería 107571