The Gospels of Tsar Ivan Alexander.

(London): The British Library, (1994),

First Edition. octavo, pictorial wrappers. 64pp. The British Library, New. Item #14995

The Gospels is the outstanding treasure of a cultural and spiritual Renaissance in 14th century Bulgaria and a masterpiece of Byzantine manuscript art. The supreme achievement of Bulgarian medieval culture, it also marked its final flourishing, 500 years after the introduction of Christianity and the Cyrillic script into Bulgaria and shortly before the country's collapse under the invasion of the Ottoman Turks. It contains 367 miniatures with many of those superbly reproduced and illustrated in this major study.

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