Bible historiale

The biblical narrative in prose form, written by Guyart des Moulins and based on his translation into French (1291-94) of the Historia scholastica of Peter Comestor, interspersed with a French translation of the Bible produced in Paris around 1250. The illustrations accompanying the Bible historiale (usually in the form of column pictures) depict many scenes not normally found in the standard repertory of biblical images and also include representations of the compilation and translation of the text.

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Michelle Brown. Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, c1994).