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Visions of order and apocalypse: text and image in thirteenth-century Vercelli

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This thesis presents seven large thirteenth-century single and multiple piece roll manuscripts (the Rotoli figurati) held at the Archivio Capitolare of the cathedral of S. Eusebio in Vercelli. In the process of presenting these documents, and arguments for their dating and provenance in the city of Vercelli, I contend that they should be examined as a group because of their distinctive shared qualities, particularly their unusual format, and their communication of complex forms of knowledg...

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History Faculty

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Department:
University of Oxford
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Supervisor
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Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
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Supervisor
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1333344
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Jennifer Shurville
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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