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The world of Kosmas : illustrated Byzantine codices of the Christian topography

Author: Maja Kominko
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Christian Topography is the only extant Greek treatise both written and illustrated in the sixth century, although known only through later copies. Taking inspiration from East Syrian exegesis, the treatise transforms the heritage of classical cosmography into a new, Christian image of the universe. Because images are an inherent part of the argument, the Christian Topography offers a unique insight into how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Cosmas, Indicopleustes; Cosmas, Indicopleustes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maja Kominko
ISBN: 9781107020887 1107020883
OCLC Number: 821271450
Description: xxv, 381 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The author and the context of the creation of the Christian Topography --
Miniatures of book II: what Kosmas saw and what he read --
Miniatures of book IV: the cosmos of Kosmas --
Book V: the universe revealed --
Miniatures of books VI-IX --
The image of God, the image of the whole world.
Responsibility: Maja Kominko.

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New study of the Christian Topography, a sixth-century illustrated treatise, and its intellectual milieu.  Read more...
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