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Dalbyboken : en omvärdering av attributionskriterierna

Rydén, Thomas LU (2012) In Locus celebris : Dalby kyrka, kloster och gård p.424-435
Abstract
The Dalby Gospel Book, dating from the eleventh century, is the oldest preserved complete manuscript with a medieval Scandinavian provenance, and has rightly been considered a document of great historical importance. Local patriotism has coloured its attribution by scholars to Dalby, with arguments presupposing judgemental quality assessments, questionable Anglo-Saxon parallells and alleged scribal errors, despite the fact that the pericopes within the manuscript unambiguously point to the archdiocese of Hamburg-Bremen. By examining the preparatory drawing and the colour stratigraphy of the illuminations, the primitive features and a Viking-style triquetra are shown to be secondary additions.Anglo-Saxon influences and scribal errors are... (More)
The Dalby Gospel Book, dating from the eleventh century, is the oldest preserved complete manuscript with a medieval Scandinavian provenance, and has rightly been considered a document of great historical importance. Local patriotism has coloured its attribution by scholars to Dalby, with arguments presupposing judgemental quality assessments, questionable Anglo-Saxon parallells and alleged scribal errors, despite the fact that the pericopes within the manuscript unambiguously point to the archdiocese of Hamburg-Bremen. By examining the preparatory drawing and the colour stratigraphy of the illuminations, the primitive features and a Viking-style triquetra are shown to be secondary additions.Anglo-Saxon influences and scribal errors are dismissed, and an alternative historical context is presented by the ordination of Bishop Egino in 1059/60, suggesting a German origin of the Dlaby Gospel Book. The sumptuous metal covers of the binding are usually dated separately due to differences in material and technique, but the variations and anomalies can easily be accounted for within the same workshop. Both covers are dated to the middle of the twelfth century, although one cover was repaired during the thirteenth or fourteenth century. (Less)
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Dalby, Lund, Gospel Book, 11th century, 12th century Illuminated manuscript, Egino, Book History, Book binding, Dalbyboken, bokmåleri, bokband, 1000-talet, 1100-talet
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Locus celebris : Dalby kyrka, kloster och gård
editor
Borgehammar, Stephan; Wienberg, Jes; and
pages
424 - 435
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Makadam förlag
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1651-775X
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978-91-7061-116-2
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Swedish
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  abstract     = {The Dalby Gospel Book, dating from the eleventh century, is the oldest preserved complete manuscript with a medieval Scandinavian provenance, and has rightly been considered a document of great historical importance. Local patriotism has coloured its attribution by scholars to Dalby, with arguments presupposing judgemental quality assessments, questionable Anglo-Saxon parallells and alleged scribal errors, despite the fact that the pericopes within the manuscript unambiguously point to the archdiocese of Hamburg-Bremen. By examining the preparatory drawing and the colour stratigraphy of the illuminations, the primitive features and a Viking-style triquetra are shown to be secondary additions.Anglo-Saxon influences and scribal errors are dismissed, and an alternative historical context is presented by the ordination of Bishop Egino in 1059/60, suggesting a German origin of the Dlaby Gospel Book. The sumptuous metal covers of the binding are usually dated separately due to differences in material and technique, but the variations and anomalies can easily be accounted for within the same workshop. Both covers are dated to the middle of the twelfth century, although one cover was repaired during the thirteenth or fourteenth century.},
  author       = {Rydén, Thomas},
  editor       = {Borgehammar, Stephan and Wienberg, Jes},
  isbn         = {978-91-7061-116-2},
  issn         = {1651-775X},
  keyword      = {Dalby,Lund,Gospel Book,11th century,12th century Illuminated manuscript,Egino,Book History,Book binding,Dalbyboken,bokmåleri,bokband,1000-talet,1100-talet},
  language     = {swe},
  pages        = {424--435},
  publisher    = {Makadam förlag},
  series       = {Locus celebris : Dalby kyrka, kloster och gård},
  title        = {Dalbyboken : en omvärdering av attributionskriterierna},
  year         = {2012},
}