School of music
Thinking Aloud
Illuminated Manuscripts: Pictures Worth a Thousand Vulgates
Illuminated texts are famous for their colorful illustrations and intricate designs. The Harold B. Lee Library has recently acquired a facsimile of a thirteenth-century illuminated manuscript--the Saint Louis Bible. Jesse Hurlbut (BYU Dept. of French and Italian) studies the history and iconography of moralized bibles. We'll talk with him about four traditional notions of scriptural exegesis-history, allegory, tropology, and anagogy-as they relate to these rare artifacts. In an age saturated with new media, take some time to enjoy some of the old.—Original airdate: 8/23/2006

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