Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Images of Salvation: The Story of the Bible through Medieval Art

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Images of Salvation: The Story of the Bible through Medieval Art

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Images of Salvation: The Story of the Bible through Medieval Art, Interactive CD-ROM, Christianity and Culture (York: University of York, 2004). Minimum requirements: Pentium 75 Mhz, 64MB RAM, 4 x CD-ROM, Windows 98, Mac OS X or higher, Internet Explorer 5 or higher, 1074 x 768 screen resolution. £15.00. Images of Salvation provides a very welcome and reasonably priced contribution to medieval multi-media. The CD contains over 180 digital images of biblical artwork with accompanying art history expositions, glossary links, and references to primary and secondary sources. The material is navigated via web browser and can be searched by entering topic words or via browsing a one-page catalogue of themes (divided into Old and New Testament). The images themselves reproduce stunning examples of medieval art including, simply by way of examples: the stained glass depiction of the Wedding of Cana from Canterbury Cathedral's north choir aisle (n-XIV-22), Noah Leaving the Ark from the Bedford Hours, and the Fall of the Angels illustration from Junius 11. …

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