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The Visions Of Sts. Benedict And Paul, In James Le Palmer's Encyclopaedia 'All Good Things'

The Visions Of Sts. Benedict And Paul, In James Le Palmer's Encyclopaedia 'All Good Things'

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1370

Shelfmark: Royal MS 6 E.vi

Item number: f.16r

Length: 45.2

Width: 30.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

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James le Palmer (d. 1375) was a London Clerk who, as he tells us in the introduction, consulted over 100 different texts in compiling this vast encyclopaedia of canon law, theology, and general information. James wrote the book himself, which was a huge undertaking: in its present, unfinished form (the encyclopaedia runs out of steam after the letter 'M'), the text runs to well over very 2000 large pages, decorated with over 800 illustrations. This extraordinary full-page miniature combines in three tiers a vision of Christ's face, surrounded by angels, one holding the soul of Bishop Germanus; Sts. Benedict and Paul, with a crosier and sword respectively, and a layman and woman kneeling either side of a schema of the universe, with The Fall on earth, surrounded by concentric circles with the sun, moon, stars, etc.

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