Alexander historiatus : a guide to medieval illustrated by Ross, David John Athole

By Ross, David John Athole

Alexander Historiatus is not just what its subtitle indicates, i.e. a consultant to illustrated manuscripts and early revealed versions of the Alexander literature of Antiquity and the center a while. it's also a survey of all of the Alexander literature produced in the course of those as such, because it systematically offers each vital model of the Alexander tale even if it really is present in illustrated shape. additionally, it presents a easy bibliography for every textual content, together with the textual content variations.

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