THE BIBLIA PICTA VELISLAI AND LATIN BIBLICAL MNEMONICS IN 14 TH AND 15 TH C. BOHEMIA

THE BIBLIA PICTA VELISLAI AND LATIN BIBLICAL MNEMONICS IN 14 TH AND 15 TH C. BOHEMIA After an overview of late medieval Latin biblical mnemonic tools with a special attention to those transmitted in Bohemia, the study moves to an analysis of the most singular biblical retelling from Bohemia, the Biblia picta Velislai (Velislav bible) from ca. 1340. While this “biblical comics” displays many inconsistencies both in its visual and textual aspects (e.g., there are only nine precepts of the Decalogue included), the author argues that such features were quite common during the Middle Ages and did not exclude its use for education and meditation. Like substantially later Manualník by Jan Amos Komenský (1623, printed 1658), the main aim of this and other biblical retellings was the moral edification of the readers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Daphnis Brill

THE BIBLIA PICTA VELISLAI AND LATIN BIBLICAL MNEMONICS IN 14 TH AND 15 TH C. BOHEMIA

Daphnis, Volume 41 (2): 327 – Mar 30, 2012

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© Copyright 2012 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0300-693X
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1879-6583
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10.1163/18796583-90000884
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After an overview of late medieval Latin biblical mnemonic tools with a special attention to those transmitted in Bohemia, the study moves to an analysis of the most singular biblical retelling from Bohemia, the Biblia picta Velislai (Velislav bible) from ca. 1340. While this “biblical comics” displays many inconsistencies both in its visual and textual aspects (e.g., there are only nine precepts of the Decalogue included), the author argues that such features were quite common during the Middle Ages and did not exclude its use for education and meditation. Like substantially later Manualník by Jan Amos Komenský (1623, printed 1658), the main aim of this and other biblical retellings was the moral edification of the readers.

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