9th & 10th Centuries

Trierer Apokalypse

Trierer Apokalypse: vollständige Faksimile-Ausg. im Originalformat des Codex 31 der Stadtbibliothek Trier. Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt Graz1974 Bible.; 2 v.: ill.; 27 cm. --; [1] Faksimile.--[2] Kommentarband: Laufner, R. Kodikologische und paläographische Beschreibung. Klein, P. K. Der Kodex und sein Bildschmuck.; Bibliography: v.2, p.155-[160]; Bible Illustrations.; Trier Apocalypse; Codices selecti phototypice impressi; v. 48. BS2822 .L38 Special Coll. 

In medieval churches and monasteries, readings from the Apocalypse were associated with Eastertide. For convenience, the text was frequently bound separately, to distinguish it from the contents of the other main codices of liturgical readings, such as the Evangeliaries and Epistolaries. The Trier Apocalypse was used for such public liturgical reading. The distinctive feature of this manuscript is that it is written in Carolingian minuscule and predates the more famous Morgan Beatus, a commentary on the Apocalypse based on the writings of the eighth century Spanish Monk Beatus, The Morgan Beatus was created in the 10th century using Visigothic script. 

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