New Publication: ‘Los animales en los Beatos. Representación, materialidad y retórica visual de su fauna apocalíptica (ca. 900-1248)’ by Nadia Mariana Consiglieri

Beatus illuminated manuscripts were mainly produced in the Iberian region but also in French and Italian territories between the 10th and 13th centuries when Beatus of Liébana’s Commentary on the Apocalypse was copied in monastic scriptoria. Depending on their origin and time, the versions of their animals were modified. In this regard, the different animal figures were structured in these manuscripts from the sacred and devil poles in continuity with the Isidorian classification based on the opposite concepts domestication- bestiality, featured in his Etymologiae. These zoomorphic representations in Beatus codex acquired ideological and rhetorical functions by acting as effective support structures for the eschatological contents of the Commentary in the activity of monastic lectio.

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Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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