The Vale Four Gospels from Georgia

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 18 December 2017
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This is a festive and richly illuminated codex-type manuscript made of Persian and Italian watermarked paper. Written (or copied) in the Georgia Nuskhuri script by Zosime from Vale at Samtskhe Atabegs court scriptorium around 1514 CE, this set of gospels was commissioned by Patron Spiridon and his son Patron Ioram. Adorned with miniatures, cannon tables, and headpieces, these gospels strictly follow the traditions of the "Byzantine school." (Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, December 18). The Vale Four Gospels from Georgia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7772/the-vale-four-gospels-from-georgia/

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Wiener, James Blake. "The Vale Four Gospels from Georgia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 18, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7772/the-vale-four-gospels-from-georgia/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "The Vale Four Gospels from Georgia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Dec 2017. Web. 19 Jul 2024.

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